29/02/04 - Husky Sport takes Two British Championship Titles in one weekend
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Christian Iddon gained two British Championship Titles for Husky Sport yesterday (Saturday) at the most Southerly track of Lydden Hill. In true fighting force Christian was on a mission to add some more titles to his growing collection.
After Christian gained the Summer Series Championship he set his sights on making his mark in the Winter Series, that he did and he did in style. Making the switch at the end of 2003 to Husqvarna, the results could have swung either way for the young 19-year-old. It proved to be the best decision and from his first outing he was out like a fighting bull raring to go and adapting his original riding style onto his new make of machinery.
From there things have only got better for Iddon and he has progressed from strength to strength. A healthy start in the 650 race saw him gain a comfortably lead over second placed man Ady Smith. When Smith came to blows and crashed out on his KTM it extended Christian's lead even further. He gained a huge lead from his nearest rivals and rode over the line to gain the win and also the first Championship title.
Onto the Super Final and Iddon knew that all he needed was a safe second place to ensure that he sealed the Overall Winter Series Championship. Another good start saw Christian in the lead but second placed man in the Championship, Wire Yamaha's Danni Muller, was hotly hunting him down. Muller who is a highly respected and fast European rider who has been competing in the Winter Championship in the UK and has proved that he is a force to be reckoned with.
Muller eventually got the better of Iddon but Christian knew all he had to do was ride home safely in second place. Riding fast but in control a jubilant Christian finished the race in second place but he knew that he had done enough.
Another Championship in the bag Christian commented 'It feels great to have won another title, it's been hard fast racing throughout the Championship but I have felt confident and have had very good backing and support. I'd like to thank Mike Carter at Husky Sport and Zupin for giving me the opportunity to ride for them plus thanks must go to Red Bull, Vemar, Sidi and Arlen-Neff. I looking forward to the Summer Series and defending my title. It was a big decision to change bikes as it is with any rider but I believe it has been a good move for me. I will be competing in as many Championships as possible this year and will be aiming to achieve some strong results in the World Championships.'
With the Winter Championships coming to and end the riders have a three week break before the Summer Series kicks off again. A busy schedule lays ahead for all riders involved and they will all be working hard to get everything ready for the new Championship.
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