OXFORD's phenomenal success owes so much to their passion and belief in motorcycle racing.

From that first year in 1973 until the present day, OXFORD has supported the riders and the sport. Christian Iddon and Tommy Bridewell are among the latest riders to have benefited from this passion and joins the likes of Bradley Smith, eight times World Champion Phil Read, TT winners Steve Hislop, Robert Dunlop, Jim Moodie and Trevor Nation, grand prix winner Jeremy McWilliams in addition to British Championship stars Mark Farmer, Paul Young, Glen Richards, Asa Moyce, Geoff Johnson and Les Burgan on the Oxford Products Roll of Honour.

OXFORD RACING DUCATI

Oxford is delighted to announce a continuation of its title sponsorship of Moto Rapido’s BSB race team ahead of the 2023 British Superbike Championship.


Iddon Joins Forces With Oxford Products Racing Ducati For 2023 Bennetts BSB

Oxford Products Racing Ducati have announced the signing of Christian Iddon for the 2023 Bennetts British Superbike Championship, as the multiple race-winner joins the team in their bid for the title next season.

The team based at their Moto Rapido Ducati dealership in Winchester have become firm title contenders since their debut Superbike season in 2011, scoring their best championship finish with the runner-up position in 2021 and a third place in their 2019 and 2022 campaigns.

Iddon joins the team having previously celebrated his best results in Bennetts BSB with Ducati, finishing third and fourth in the title battle in the 2020 and 2021 seasons respectively; with his first race win in the series also coming with the Italian manufacturer.

Iddon said: “Ducati is the manufacturer that I have had the most success with when I had two fantastic years on the bike previously. My 2021 season was much better than my 2020 season but the end result didn’t reflect it, it was circumstance that did. I felt I was getting stronger all the time on it so it feels great to be heading back to Ducati and to a new team for me with Oxford Products Racing Ducati.

Moto Rapido is a team that I have kept an eye on for a while, I have always been pals with the Team Owner Steve, so hopefully that stays! It is a team that has always had success, but in the last couple of years, they have had even more. They have really stepped up with the combined effort of rider with Tommy [Bridewell] and the team in recent years."

“Certainly last year they were the Ducati team who had everything required to take the fight for the championship and that is the important part for me. They are a team who are constantly developing and very technically minded which I believe will suit me. I am really looking forward to the challenge and what it may bring."

“I am coming off the back of what I think has been my hardest ever year in the championship. I have had worst seasons with injuries, but I have never had one where the effort and the possibility was so contrasting to the actual result that we actually got because I believe we had the potential. That is the nature of the beast and that is racing and sport. “I am really looking forward now to trying to right those wrongs and get back to where I believe I should be and setting my sights back on my goal, which is to be British Champion.”

To stay up-to-date with Oxford Racing Ducati, visit the Moto Rapido website

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