BSB: Iddon: 'I just wasn't good enough'

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Christian Iddon has admitted his performance at Knockhill this weekend wasn’t up to scratch after walking away with best result of 10th place in a sodden second race.

The former Supermoto star hadn’t finished off the podium until the third round at Brands Hatch but a mysterious lack of front end feel left him with no answers to his rivals at Knockhill. A crash in qualifying saw him start the opening race from 15th, and with no cure for the frond end issues in the dry he crossed the line 14th.

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Iddon’s hopes of being able to take advantage of the wet conditions in race two were dashed when a badly misted visor reduced his visibility, leaving him to bring it home in a safe tenth place.

Despite the nightmare weekend, the Tyco BMW man remains third in the championship albeit just one point ahead of Buildbase BMW’s Richard Cooper.

“In truth I just wasn’t good enough, despite struggling to get that front end feel and confidence that we had in the early rounds,” Iddon said. “In race two I just couldn’t see, so tenth was damage limitation and it’s something I’m going to have to look at. On a positive note I’m coming away third in the championship, which is a bonus, but from Snetterton I want to be back fighting at the sharp end.”

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Oli Rushby

By Oli Rushby

Former sports reporter covering British Superbikes, World Superbikes and road racing