BSB: Iddon 'mortified' to lose grasp on top six spot

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Christian Iddon’s chances of a top six Showdown position were all but ended as he crashed out of today’s opening MCE British Superbike race at Oulton Park.

The Tyco BMW man, who led the series after the first two rounds, lost the front of his S1000RR on the way in to Britten’s chicane, wiping away any chance he had of re-gaining a top six spot this weekend. 

While a space in the showdown is still mathematically possible, it would depend on a number of the other showdown contenders failing to score on top of two strong results for Iddon.   


“That’s not what we wanted,” he told MCN after the race. “I felt quite good to be honest, I was just breathing in to it and then just lost the front! I’m mortified as that’s damaged our showdown chances but it’s not over yet and I won’t give up until it’s forced upon me. It won’t be easy but it isn’t over” 

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Oli Rushby

By Oli Rushby

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