Christian Iddon didn't let a broken leg prevent him from scoring points for Bennetts Suzuki in the second round of the MCE British Superbike championship.

In race one at the Brands Hatch Indy circuit, the Stockport-based rider suffered a nasty first-lap collision with Team WD-40 Kawasaki's Jack Kennedy and MotoDex Performance First Racing's Robbin Harms. Iddon was badly knocked about by Kennedy's machine on the Cooper straight which resulted in a broken fibula in his right leg.

Despite his injury, the 30-year-old was determined to return for race two and after passing medical checks with doctors in compulsory fitness tests, he was cleared to race. He demonstrated his mettle to not only finish the race but claim a handful of BSB championship points, finishing a creditable 12th place.

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"Not the race-day we wanted obviously," Iddon said. "We made some tweaks in warm up and I was really happy but then on the first lap went and spat myself off. I was pretty much upright and so far out the corner I crashed on 97% throttle. I knew as soon as I was out the seat I was in trouble.

"I could see Jack Kennedy doing everything to stop. It's a pretty clean break and I was passed fit to race, but on the sighting lap I didn't think I'd be able to."

The Bennetts Suzuki racer, a former British Supersport race winner, says he made rider position changes on his Suzuki GSX-R 1000 to compensate for his injury, and the alterations gave him the confidence to not only finish the race but also compete.

"We lowered the foot rest and added some seat foam as I couldn't get my leg up," he explained. "I was a bit wonky but knew on the warm lap I could race. I did my best to get some points and keep us in the hunt for the Showdown. We came strong toward the end of the race and I could make some passes, so not bad considering."

Iddon's four points from race two enabled him to maintain his top 10 position in the BSB riders' standings and heads to round three at Oulton Park in ninth.