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Maxxis UK Supermoto Championship, Lydden Hill - 13th June 2004

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    Husky Sport Supermoto riders Christian Iddon and Dave McKee had a very successful weekend at rounds two and three of The Maxxis UK Supermoto Championship,, at Lydden Hill, Kent.

    Iddon was a mission throughout the weekend to earn three wins from four during the main 650 races and one third place. A full set of podium places and Iddon was delighted with the way things had gone commenting 'It's been a really good weekend and has been very good preparation for the first World Championship in Spa this coming weekend. The track as always was very fast and I was tied up in some very good battles and close racing.'

    Christian qualified 4th after the Superpole sessions on Saturday, with these results determining the grids for both days because of the restricted circuit time on Sunday due to local bylaws.

    Iddon stormed to victory in both the Open Class races on the Saturday and made easy work of the Kent circuit and left his rivals fighting through the dust. The end of the day saw the ultra impressive 'Dash for Cash' race where the winner takes home 1000 Euros. The top eight 450 riders and top eight 650 riders compete against each other on a reversed grid with the fastest riders starting from the back to fight their way forward. Iddon pushed his way through the field and was hunting down the leaders, however, an oil leak forced Iddon to pull out but team-mate Dave McKee went to take a very content win and the 1000 Euros prize fund.

    The first Open Class race on the Sunday was a tight battle between the two young ex moto crossers Iddon and KTM's Matt Winstanley. Side by side throughout the race the two were fighting it tooth and nail, they eventually collided with each other and both were forced off the track allowing the mature ex Enduro rider Ady Smith through to take the win. After remounting Winstanley managed to take second and Iddon the final podium place in third.

    Inspired for the second race Iddon was adamant that the win was going to belong to him and after gaining a great start and headed the hounding pack. Iddon soon got his head down and settled himself into a comfortable position and began to pull a steady lead, taking win number three Iddon was extremely happy as he headed into the final 'Dash for Cash', the final race of the weekend.

    Starting the last position on the grid Iddon was keen to make amends for the previous day's race. Picking off the riders one by one Iddon soon had John Hilton and Dave McKee in his sights. It all went down to the last lap, sitting happily in 3rd Iddon was sure that he could take the race win. A tidy manoeuvre up the inside of the two front runners on the last corner of the last lap and it was Iddon that pulled off a great feat much to the crowd's delight. It was a Husky Sport 1-2 with McKee scooping 2nd place.

    Things did not run so smoothly for the whole Husky Sport team and once again one of Mike Carter's men went down. Mike Wright the sole 450 runner crashed in the first 450 race of the day on Saturday breaking his collarbone in two places. It was an unfortunate accident and happened on the slowest part of the track, Mike is hoping to be fit for the next round in three weeks time.

    Husky Sport Team Owner and Manger Mike Carter said 'It's been a good weekend for the lads and they all put on a great performance. It's a shame about Mike Wright and we all wish him a speedy recovery. Christian rode exceptionally well and this will hopefully give him a confidence boost as he heads to the first World Round this weekend.'

    Saturday Open Class Race One

  1. Iddon - Husqvarna
  2. Mitchell - Husaberg
  3. Warren - Husaberg
  4. Smith - KTM
  5. Jackson - KTM
  6. Saturday Open Class Race Two

  7. Iddon - Husqvarna
  8. Mitchell - Husaberg
  9. Winstanley - KTM
  10. Warren - Husaberg
  11. McKee - Husqvarna
  12. Sunday Open Class Race One

  13. Smith - KTM
  14. Winstanley - KTM
  15. Iddon - Husqvarna
  16. Jackson - KTM
  17. Pope - Honda
  18. Sunday Open Class Race Two

  19. Iddon - Husqvarna
  20. Smith - KTM
  21. Jackson - KTM
  22. Warren - Husaberg
  23. Pope - Honda
  24. Information provided by Carly Rathmell,