Christian Iddon has re-signed for Tyco BMW for the 2018 MCE British Superbike championship.

Despite narrowly missing out on the BSB Showdown this year, Iddon has secured four rostrum appearances so far in 2017 and has impressed the TAS Racing-run squad to secure a new one-year deal having joined the team last year.

Iddon is thrilled to secure a third consecutive season with the team and is already focusing on a strong finish to this season to provide momentum heading into next season.

“I’m absolutely over the moon to have signed with Tyco BMW for a third season,” Iddon said. “For me it’s fantastic, as the team are a bunch of people I get on with incredibly well on every level. They give me their all, week-in-week-out, and from both sides, I know we feel we have more to give.

“It’s a relationship that works well. I believe in the BMW S1000RR and I certainly believe in the team and I know we can go out there and fight for the championship in 2018.

“We’ve had our difficulties to overcome this past couple of years, but that’s behind us now and for me it’s great to have that stable platform for next year and I’m already looking ahead. We obviously need to keep working and finish this season off strongly, and enjoy it, then look forward to next season. I can’t wait.”

Tyco BMW team manager Philip Neill is delighted to re-sign Iddon with the backing of the German manufacturer and is confident the Stockport-based rider can challenge for honours in 2018 after his current campaign was thwarted by a mid-season injury which forced him out of the Knockhill and Snetterton rounds.

“Following discussions with our partners BMW Motorrad and Tyco, we are extremely pleased to confirm that Christian will remain with Tyco BMW for a third successive season,” Neill said. “We have produced some promising results during the past two seasons, although Christian has been unlucky with mid-season injuries damaging his championship challenge.

“I don't believe we have witnessed the full capability of the Christian Iddon and the BMW S1000RR combination yet, so we are already preparing for, and looking forward to next year’s challenge."