Walker replaces Iddon at SMT

Nottinghamshire racing veteran gets last-minute call-up for Snetterton BSB

RACING VETERAN Chris Walker is to replace Christian Iddon at SMT Honda this weekend at Snetterton for the next round of the 2010 MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship.

Visordown broke the news of Iddon's departure from the team with an exclusive scoop last week.

The move will be Walker's third different ride in 2010 BSB: a stint at CW Racing Suzuki and a spell onboard the MSS Colchester Kawasaki came before the Nottinghamshire rider's last minute call up to the SMT squad.

Walker said: "This is a fantastic opportunity for me and it couldn't have come at a better time, as we have had a tough few rounds, but we still have had some good results and I am in the top ten in the standings. It has been hard work but I have loved riding the Suzuki again this year and also the outings on the MSS Colchester Kawasaki.

"The phone call came out of the blue, but everyone knows they are a professional team and are really hard workers. We know the potential of the Honda as it has qualified on the front row and has been in the top five, so hopefully I can give the boys a good set of results. The last time I rode a Honda was in 2008 with Birdy's (Paul Bird) team so I am sure this will feel different but I want to continue the way we have been going as my results have improved as the season has progressed. This is a great chance and I don't intend on wasting it."

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