- 162 hp Power
- 129 Nm Torque
- 223 kg Dry Weight
The opening triple header race at Snetterton will be one not to forget for VisionTrack Ducati's Christian Iddon, after he claimed his maiden British Superbike win.
Josh Brookes got off to a great start onboard his VisionTrack Ducati Panigale V4 R at the race start, with the chasing pack instantly on the attack but action was soon paused after Andrew Irwin crashed out with his Honda needing to be removed from the track.
Shortly after the restart it was Iddon's turn to lead after pole-sitter Danny Buchan (Massingberd-Mundy Kawasaki) crashed out, with Iddon beginning to edge out an advantage before being reeled back in by Bradley Ray (SYNETIQ BMW), ahead of Brookes and Oxford Racing Ducati's Tommy Bridewell who were running in 3rd and 4th respectively.
Iddon continued to lead out at the front, going on to claim his first British Superbike win to the delight of his VisionTrack Ducati team, who celebrated a 1-2 after Brookes crossed the finish line in 2nd. Bridewell had also managed to pass Ray in the final stages of the race to complete a Ducati 1-2-3 finish.
Christian Iddon (VisionTrack Ducati #21) - 1st
"It’s been a long time coming and a long old road so to finally get the win is brilliant. Paul Bird and the VisionTrack Ducati team put their faith in me when other people weren’t so sure, but Paul was, and I really appreciate that so hopefully this is just the beginning. I made a mediocre start but with all the shenanigans at the first few corners, I moved up to 2nd and when Danny fell in front of me, I felt pretty good leading. I misread my board and almost celebrated too early but I got the head back down and, like I say, hopefully this is the start of things to come."
Josh Brookes (VisionTrack Ducati #25) - 2nd
"I’ve got to be happy with second place and finishing on the podium again as that’s really important with the shortened championship, but I felt a little bit off and am missing a little something. I can’t attack in the race like I’d like, and I’ve got to look at all possibilities as to why that is, so it was a hard-fought race. There was lots of passing going on, but I didn’t feel I was riding as aggressively as I know I can so there’s mixed emotions with second and a bit of work to do."
Tommy Bridewell (Oxford Racing Ducati #46) - 3rd
"Third place. I'm happy for sure because we haven't had a great feeling with the bike, we've lost something we the bike that we had last year… Target for tomorrow is to make that next big leap forwards again like we did at Donington. If we can do that and I can ride to my 100% and the bike's on song then I feel like we have a good chance of fighting for two race wins.