BSB Rider of the Year 2015 - 9th: Christian Iddon

The countdown to the BSB Rider of the Year continues with the rider in ninth enjoying a successful season in his first full year in the series.
BSB Rider of the Year 2015: 9th

9th – Christian Iddon
Average poll score out of ten: 6.14
Team: Bennetts Suzuki
Bike: Suzuki GSX-R1000
Wins: 0
Podiums: 0
Poles: 0
Fastest laps: 0
Best finish: 4th
Championship points: 146
Championship position: 10th

Christian Iddon's fight in the 2015 BSB season with Bennetts Suzuki was one with significant progress despite narrowly missing out on the podium on multiple occasions.

Iddon's impressive start to the year – taking seventh and fifth at the season opener – proved to be somewhat of a false start as the older Suzuki GSX-R1000 failed to match the pace of the new Yamaha and well as existing the Kawasaki and BMW rivals.

The Stockport-based rider struggled to consistently crack the top ten on a regular basis after season opener but after a disastrous round at Thruxton, where he suffered a nasty crash in race one and could only recover to a lowly 20th in race two, Iddon enjoyed a resurgence over the final third of the year.

His continued toiling and effort produced a strong end to his campaign by finishing inside the top ten in all of the last nine races with a positive correlation in results from Oulton Park up to Brands Hatch in October.

A satisfying trio of results at the season finale – fourth, eighth and fifth – assured Iddon ended 2015 in his strongest form and caught the eye of BSB front runners Tyco BMW, where he will swap places with Tommy Bridewell next season.

Christian Iddon in the BSB Rider of the Year poll
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About the vote:
Rather than repeat the Riders' British Championship standings, the BSB Rider of the Year poll asks viewers to take into account factors such as machinery, performance relative to a team-mate, riding style, experience, injuries, progress and personality just as much as race results and scoring each of the top twenty from this year's BSB standings with a mark out of ten.

Tagged as: iddon , Bennetts Suzuki

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Christian Iddon, Bennetts Suzuki, BSB [Credit:]
Christian Iddon, Bennetts Suzuki, BSB [Credit: Halsall Racing Suzuki]
Jake Dixon, RAF Reserves Kawasaki [Credit: MSV BSB Media]
Jason O`Halloran, Honda Racing [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Josh Brookes, Anvil Hire Yamaha, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Shane Byrne, Be Wiser Ducati, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Luke Mossey, JG Speedfit Kawasaki, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Peter Hickman, Smiths BMW [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Tommy Bridewell, Team WD-40 Kawasaki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Bradley Ray, Buildbase Suzuki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Sylvain Guintoli, Bennetts Suzuki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
James Ellison, McAMS Yamaha [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Dan Linfoot, Honda Racing [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Alastair Seeley, Tyco BMW [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Lee Jackson, Smiths Racing BMW [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Haslam, Byrne, Mossey, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Shane Byrne, Be Wiser Ducati, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Leon Haslam, JG Speedfit Kawasaki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]

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