BSB Results | Christian Iddon tops rain-affected test at Snetterton

Christian Iddon tops the timesheets for VisionTrack Ducati after three days of Superbike Championship test action at Snetterton is largely washed out

Christian Iddon - PBM VisionTrack Ducati - credit Ian Hopgood Photography

The 2021 British Superbike Championship may be getting the chance to make the most of a longer pre-season period but that hasn’t stopped preparations being hampered by the UK’s typically inclement weather.

With cold conditions and rainy weather persisting into May, the well-attended official three-day test at Snetterton was largely washed out with only a handful of laps being completed in total.

With 26 riders travelling to Norfolk for what should have been the clearest indication yet of the potential formbook before the season eventually kicks off on June 25-27 at Oulton Park, Honda rookies Takumi Takhashi and Ryo Mizuno completed the most laps at 15 apiece once the skies cleared briefly on Wednesday afternoon.

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Despite the limited running, lap times were still customarily close around one of the longer circuits on the BSB calendar with VisionTrack Ducati rider Iddon - who scored his first win at Snetterton in 2020 - quickest with a 1m 49.162secs time, ahead of fellow Panigale V4 R rider Tommy Bridewell.

Behind them, BMW with its new M1000RR had an encouraging test with its three leading teams in the mix, headed up by Danny Buchan on the Synetiq (TAS) in third, ahead of Rich Energy OMG’s Kyle Ryde in fourth and FHO Racing’s Peter Hickman in fifth.

Glenn Irwin was sixth fastest on the factory Honda CBR1000RR-R, followed by his brother Andrew - competing on the Synetiq BMW this year - and another M1000RR representative in Xavi Fores in seventh and eighth.

Kawasaki duo Ryan Vickers and Lee Jackson rounded out the top ten, just ahead of top Suzuki rider Gino Rea in 11th.

Elsewhere, Rory Skinner was the highest-placed BSB rookie in 13th position on the FS-3 Kawasaki, with Danny Kent in 15th, the pair split by the highest-placed Yamaha rider in Jason O’Halloran.

Despite the washout, the BSB field has two more chances to get the mileage in before the opener with more tests scheduled for Oulton Park [19 May] and Oulton Park [8 June]

2021 British Superbike Championship (BSB) - Snetterton Test (May 4-6) - Combined Results

2021 British Superbike Championship (BSB) - Snetterton Test - Combined Results
PosRiderNat.BSB TeamMotorcycleTiming
1Christian IddonGBRVisionTrack DucatiDucati Panigale V4 R1m 49.162
2Tommy BridewellGBROxford Racing DucatiDucati Panigale V4 R1m 49.328
3Danny BuchanGBRSynetiq BMW MotorradBMW M1000 RR1m 49.460
4Kyle RydeGBRRICH Energy OMG RacingBMW M1000 RR1m 49.519
5Peter HickmanGBRFHO Racing BMWBMW M1000 RR1m 49.575
6Glenn IrwinGBRHonda RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R1m 49.648
7Andrew IrwinGBRSynetiq BMW MotorradBMW M1000 RR1m 49.737
8Xavi ForesESPFHO Racing BMWBMW M1000 RR1m 49.820
9Ryan VickersGBRRAF Regular & ReserveKawasaki ZX-10RR1m 49.856
10Lee JacksonGBRFS-3 RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR1m 50.243
11Gino ReaGBRBuildbase Hawk SuzukiSuzuki GSX-R1000R1m 50.343
12Josh OwensGBRRapid CDH RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR1m 51.307
13Rory SkinnerGBRFS-3 RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR1m 51.486
14Jason O'HalloranAUSMcAMS YamahaYamaha YZF-R11m 51.538
15Danny KentGBRBuildbase Hawk SuzukiSuzuki GSX-R1000R1m 51.578
16Tarran MackenzieGBRMcAMS YamahaYamaha YZF-R11m 51.960
17Takumi TakahashiJPNHonda RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R1m 52.357
18Dan LinfootGBRTAG Racing HondaHonda CBR1000RR-R1m 52.704
19Storm StaceyGBRTeam LKQ Euro PartsKawasaki ZX-10RR1m 52.767
20Luke HopkinsGBRHopkins RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R1m 52.632
21Dean HarrisonGBRSilicone Engineering RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR1m 53.903
22Joe FrancisGBRiForce Lloyd & Jones BMWBMW M1000 RR1m 54.007
23Ryo MizunoJPNHonda RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R1m 54.462
24Brian McCormackIRLRoadhouse Macau by FHOBMW M1000 RR1m 55.056
25Brad JonesGBRiForce Lloyd & Jones BMWBMW M1000 RR1m 55.357
26Joey ThompsonGBRNP MotorcyclesBMW M1000 RR1m 58.486