Tyco BMW boss Philip Neill has expressed his frustration at being faced with having potentially both of his British Superbike riders out through injury following accidents at Knockhill for both Christian Iddon and Keith Farmer.

Iddon fell during the second BSB race of the weekend, getting caught up in the bike as it skidded to a halt and leaving him with a fracture to his fibula.

It came just 24 hours after Farmer’s crash in a wet qualifying session – shortly after setting a time good enough for the front row of the grid – which left the Ulsterman with fractures to both lower legs.

For now, Iddon is targeting a return from the next round at Snetterton but Farmer is expected to be out for a longer period after undergoing two operations since Saturday’s accident.

“We’ve got three weeks until [the next round at] Snetterton, and my aim is to be there,” said Iddon. “Whether that is feasible or not, the next couple of weeks will be telling. I’m looking in to all the rehab I can at the moment. We’ll see what we can do and if we make it back on track for Snetterton, which is the plan.”

“As a team I’m not sure what we have done to deserve such cruel luck, although our thoughts are with both Keith and Christian at this time,” said an exasperated Neill.

“Ironically, we had a positive start to the weekend and each of our riders had a realistic chance to place the new BMW S1000RR on the podium at Knockhill. Anyway, racing can be cruel and we seem to get more than our fair share of disappointment at the Scottish venue. However we will be back fighting again as soon as possible.”

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