March 22nd

Iddon fastest at Donington Park pre-season test

Christian Iddon set the fastest time at the Donington Park MCE British Superbike pre-season test day today (Wednesday 22 March) as the field battled difficult on track conditions at the East Midlands circuit.

With rain falling throughout the day, BMW rider Iddon’s quickest time came in the second of three sessions, but his day was not without incident, with a fall at Goddards towards the end of proceedings.

Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne was second quickest for Be Wiser Ducati, ahead of series returnee and Donington-local Sylvain Guintoli on the Bennetts Suzuki. The French former World Superbike champion completed more laps than anyone else on his return to BSB, and was ahead of fellow local Leon Haslam on the JG Speedfit Kawasaki, and James Westmoreland’s Gearlink Kawasaki.

Glenn Irwin was sixth overall for Be Wiser Ducati and Michael Dunlop seventh. Tommy Bridewell, 2015 champion Josh Brookes, and former World Superbike ace Davide Giugliano in 10th.

A strong crowd braved the cold and damp conditions to see the bikes and riders in action, with the first race event of the year taking place at Donington next weekend.

Tickets for the MCE British Superbike Championship opening round at Donington are available in advance until 5pm on Wednesday 29 March, offering savings on the gate prices. For more information, click here.

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