Christian Iddon says his Halsall Suzuki team is still searching for bike performance as they approach the MCE British Superbike season opener at Donington Park this weekend.

The 30-year-old rider has been getting to grips with the Suzuki GSX-R1000 after impressing the team with his fifth place finish aboard a Bimota BB3 as a wildcard entry at last season's BSB Assen round.

The Briton has been handed a full season ride by the Halsall Suzuki squad and has spent the winter working on the bike's performance as the Japanese manufacturer aims to make a return to the sharp end of the grid after missing out in 2014.

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The Suzuki rider notched up 48 laps at the official BSB test day at Donington Park last week - finishing the final session in 21st with a hot lap of 1m 33.283s.

Iddon was one of the few riders to venture out on the wet track in the morning session but admitted his running in the first two sessions was not very useful in terms of improving the bike.

"We just need to improve our feeling with the bike in the faster, flowing sections," Iddon said. "We're good in the stop-start section at the end of the lap, but missing something in the flowing sections. But we have lots of information to take from today from myself and Josh [Water], so we have a lot planned for next week.

"We only really got the one session in today where we could push. It was good to get my first laps in on the GSX-R in the wet this morning, the conditions for the second session were a bit half and half, which only gave us the final session where we could push on."

The team will now prepare for the season opener at the Leicestershire track over Easter weekend, with the two races scheduled to run on the Bank Holiday Monday (6th April).