Son of former racer Paul Iddon, Christian trod the usual path of schoolboy motocross for ten years until he left school and started in the relatively new sport of Supermoto (short races on part dirt, part tarmac circuits). He excelled on the British and World stage over the next few years, winning nine championships in the UK whilst graduating from University with a Degree, but injury put paid to the chances he had of landing the world crown on a couple of occasions.
Iddon then decided to try road racing in 2008 and at first combined it with his Supermoto activities but eventually the tarmac came calling full time and following a promising debut in the National Superstock 1000 race at Oulton Park in 2009, where he finished in an amazing sixth position on his debut, he made the switch.
2010 saw him race in selected BSB meetings for the SMT team as well as the occasional World and British Supersport races scoring points along the way. A switch to the Oxford TAG Triumph team in British Supersport for 2011 saw Christian finish fifth and with the same team the following year, he won two races.
‘Iddo’ received a fantastic offer to race in World Supersport in 2013for the Parkin Go MV Agusta team which culminated with a podium finish in France. That caught the attention of legendary WSB team boss Francis Batta who signed him up to ride the brand new Bimoto BB3 but because the bike wasn’t homologated, he couldn’t score points. Iddon subsequently wild carded the bike at the Assen round of BSB and claimed pole position which alerted team owner Martin Halsall who signed him for his Suzuki squad in BSB for 2015.
A broken leg didn’t help Iddon’s cause halfway through the season, but he still finished tenth in the series before signing for Ulsterman Philip Neill’s Tyco BMW team. It was the start of a four year partnership which promised so much but alas, Christian’s bad luck was again in evidence and after scoring six podiums in his first year, and leading the championship early on, injury marred most of his tenure for the next couple of seasons also, finishing seventh in both 2017 and 2019, winning the prestigious BSB Riders’ Cup on both occasions, last year’s notably after breaking his leg again mid-season.
So, with a new challenge aboard the factory-backed VisionTrack Ducati for 2020, the Newcastle-based rider is aiming to get back to winning ways for Paul Bird’s team.
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