Tyco BMW returned to Brands Hatch this weekend for the sixth round of the MCE British Superbike Championship with a full house of riders. After steady progress throughout qualifying for all riders in both the Superstock 1000 and Superbike class, it was Superbike Race 2 that saw Christian Iddon return to take his place back on the podium.
Philip Neill – Team Manager: “After a difficult period recently it is very satisfying to see Christian back racing at the sharp end on the S1000RR. He’s a gutsy character and although he was frustrated to miss the past two rounds the best option for the long term was to allow his arm injury to heal sufficiently. What we needed was a solid points haul from this round and that’s exactly what Christian delivered with a podium finish for good measure. Andy continues to learn the art of racing a Superbike and once again his level of progression is superb. His efforts on track today in dicing with some very experienced riders are not fully reflected in the results. We are very satisfied with his progress at this point and his positive attitude reflects well for his future.”
Josh had a tough start to the weekend with a rare technical problem in qualifying making the first race especially difficult from a lowly start position. He battled hard throughout the rest of the weekend and after a long time away from racing we expect to see him back on the podium soon.
As always at Brands Hatch we had a great turnout of support and I would like to thank our partners Tyco Security Products and BMW Motorrad for their continued support’
Christian Iddon: “I’m peaking after Race 2 – first round back and we are back on the box and going home with a trophy. It’s nice to be back racing after missing two rounds, it’s been difficult coming to rounds watching and not racing. A big thanks to the Tyco BMW team and all my sponsors for putting up with me being agro for the last few weeks. Now it’s time to focus and look forward to Thruxton, I enjoy the circuit. I know we will have the pace there it will be a case of working with the team to conserve tyres and hopefully back on the podium.”
Andy Reid: “I’m still working with the team and learning the bike and its capabilities so I’m trying to not let the position effect my mindset at the minute. I know I am a lot better than where we are currently and when all the parts of the equation fit then it will come together and I am confident that I will be racing towards the top end of the pack, it’s a case of ‘chipping away’ and keep making progress. Qualifying was my first ‘wet race’ so I was a little nervous but the electronics package that was put together was unbelievable and I felt grip right from the off. Each race / lap / sector we are decreasing the gap to the top. A big thank you to Tyco BMW for all their support.”
Josh Elliott: “We had a small technical issue in Qualifying but we fought through from the back of the grid in Race 1 to place 6th. The bike feel really good today, we have made some more steps forward, I have more feeling with the bike especially in terms of the brakes and support which will certainly help pushing forward for the rest of the season. I’ve had some really good results at Thruxton in the last couple of years so I am looking forward to getting back there and hopefully getting the win!”