It was another fruitful day for Christian Iddon at Snetterton yesterday as he was quickest during the second of three BSB test days at the circuit that gave him his maiden win in the class last year.

With the Visiontrack Ducati team keeping the same rider pairing as last year of Iddon and 2020 champion Josh Brookes, championship expectations will be once again expected for the team that has claimed the last two titles. 

And while Brookes is not in action during the three day scheduled test due to an injury sustained a week ago at Silverstone, Iddon’s already showed the potential of the 2021 machine by leading a Ducati one-two ahead of Tommy Bridewell. 

Speaking after the first day of action following Wednesday’s washout, Iddon said: "In the first session I didn’t have a lot of feeling to start with, but I think that was just the nature of the track conditions after a lot of rain yesterday and it was the same for everyone. 

"In the second session, the times were much faster and it felt much better. We have been trying to continue working where we finished at Silverstone - we have a plan we are sticking to, and so far we have been quick and the bike feels good."

Iddon alluded to the base of his Panigale V4 R being ‘good’, while ‘tyre life’ was an area that he’s still focused on evaluating. 

"We have a lot to work through, but we know we have a good base in our pocket," added the 36 year-old.  

"We are going to keep working and hopefully improving some more in the next sessions as this track has a bit of everything, so we can evaluate a lot of areas. 

"I want to do some more work on tyre life and that was what we worked on at the Silverstone test too, and hopefully we can finish here tomorrow in a good place ready for the next test."