Christian Iddon says he is happy to be lapping consistently on the Halsall Suzuki GSX-R1000 as he continued to get acquainted with his new machinery at the British Superbike test in Guadix.

The British rider, who moves into the national series with Suzuki after a part-season with Bimota in the World Superbike Championship, was second quickest around the Spanish circuit behind James Ellison, but was mostly happy to be improving his 'average' times.

"It was another good test for us," he said. "We worked through some different directions with set-up, not always good ones, but we know what changes to make and what ones to avoid and that's what testing is all about. It was nice to throw some consistent times in over longer runs, and over the duration of the test we kept bringing the average lap-time down. We now have a really good base to take to Donington."

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A two-time winner in BSB last season, Josh Waters ended the test 0.7secs slower than Iddon, but the Australian feels he is making progress on the machine.

"We worked through a fair bit of stuff at this test. It's a different circuit to Cartagena but we've got some ideas to take to Donington. We've improved the mapping, which was one key area of focus for us, and I've got to know the team more and more. We're working well toward the last test back in the UK."