Christian Iddon says he's relieved the Bennetts Suzuki package is finally coming together for him after claiming the team's first front row start of 2015 at Silverstone.

The 30-year-old says vital gains made during the final free practice session unlocked the full potential from the Suzuki GSX-R1000 after a turbulent season and secured his best qualifying result in over a year with third place, pushing out JG Speedfit Kawasaki's James Ellison by just 0.002s.

"All year I've been able to do the odd lap here and there and people were like 'it's about time Iddon did something', then things go wrong," Iddon said. "We've found something this morning that has made the bike an awful lot more rideable for me. I feel a lot more comfortable, I can put it where I want it a bit more and be more consistent."

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The former World Supersport rider is feeling quietly confident about his race pace at the Northamptonshire circuit as he looks to disrupt the Showdown contenders in his bid for a maiden BSB rostrum.

"As an outright bike it's probably slow for one lap but as a bike to be able to race it's a lot better," he said. "The team have worked so hard and been so good with me all year so I'm really grateful for them so hopefully I can start to repay them in the few races we have left. I'm feeling really good for tomorrow's races."