The Bennetts British Superbike championship has a new maiden leader in the form of Chrisitan Iddon, thanks to a weekend that included his second ever win. 

Iddon took victory during Saturday’s race one after getting the better of championship rival Jason O’Halloran. 

However, Sunday’s double header proved slightly more tricky for the English rider, as Danny Buchan who could have won race one too, and local favorites Rory Skinner and Tarran Mackenzie locked out the podium places. 

Iddon was tantalisingly close to keeping his 100% podium streak for 2021 alive, but McAMS Yamaha’ Mackenzie made two late moves in both races which ultimately left Iddon with no time to respond. 

With O’Halloran crashing in race two and only managing sixth in race three, the two fourth place finishes could prove vital when we get to R11 at Brands Hatch. 

"I struggled a bit in the first race today when the bike had a full fuel load, and I wasn’t riding as smoothly as I had been," said Iddon.  

"I made a few mistakes and got mugged on the last lap which meant I ended up fourth, but the second race was a lot better. 

"I was in the mix throughout and my pace was good but there were some sizable moves, and I lost a couple of places. 

"But I felt good and regained some of those places quite quickly only for the red flag to come out. It was a shame as I felt the race was coming to me and I felt confident of a podium if the race had gone the full distance. 

"With a win and two fourths, I’ve taken a good haul of points and it’s obviously great to be leading the championship."