BSB: Elliott steps in at Tyco as Iddon ruled out of action

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Christian Iddon has been ruled out of action for this weekend’s fifth round of the 2017 MCE British Superbike Championship at Snetterton.

The Tyco BMW star injured his left arm in a fall in the opening practice session at Knockhill, suffering a deep cut that would later require a skin graft.

With both the wound and the donor site having healed nicely, Iddon was initially passed fit to participate in the opening practice session and planned to head out to see how he felt on track.

However, after observing his pre-session preparations, the BSB medical team advised the skin graft looked to be particularly vulnerable to aggravation in racing leathers. The Tyco BMW team then made the call that Iddon would sit out the remainder of the weekend in order to avoid the risk of making his injury worse. 


A statement from series organisers read: “After being declared fit, the BSB medical team supervised Christian’s final preparations for FP1 together and concluded with the team that it was evident his recent deep wound and skin graph was particularly vulnerable to aggravation in racing leathers.

“Rather than an exploratory first session, the team has taken the decision to give the full support and track time to its fully fit riders and give the best chance of a weekend points haul to protect Christian’s championship position.”

Currently fourth in the championship standings, Iddon will be replaced by the team’s recently recruited Superstock 1000 rider Josh Elliott. 

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Oli Rushby

By Oli Rushby

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