Heading into last weekend’s 2021 British Superbike season finale at Brands Hatch, the goal was clear for Visiontrack Ducati rider Christian Iddon, to become champion. 

Iddon came into the final round with three podiums at Donington Park - best of the four title contenders, however, Iddon was unable to match the stunning efforts of fellow Ducati rider Tommy Bridewell and eventual series champion Tarran Mackenzie. 

Iddon finished two seconds behind the pair in races one and two, and while a similar margin looked set to conclude race three, Iddon was involved in a final lap crash with Danny Buchan. 

The SYNETIQ BMW rider caused contact with Iddon heading into Paddock Hill Bend (turn one), which then led to a very unstable Iddon who was helped up by several marshals.

Iddon was later taken to the medical centre, while the crash resulted in him finishing last of the four title contenders. 

"The plan was to become British champion this weekend, and not to end up in the medical centre but that’s how it goes sometimes," said Iddon. 

"I honestly thought after the recent run of results and yesterday’s podium that I stood a really good chance, but I didn’t have the pace to take it to the leaders in today’s opening race and with Taz winning, that put paid to my hopes. 

"And then it all ended in disaster in the second race when I was taken out and that was that. 

"Thanks to the team and our sponsors for all their efforts this season, it wasn’t meant to be, and congratulations to Taz and the McAMS Yamaha team."