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Knockhill next for Bennetts Suzuki

The team, which had no existing data for its GSX-R1000 machines from previous seasons, used the test in Scotland to work on the bikes' base setup, to give riders Christian Iddon and Josh Waters the chance to be as competitive as possible around the 1.3 mile track.

Both riders and mechanics are eager to get back to business this weekend, and are looking to build on the positives from the previous round at Snetterton which showed the raw potential for both riders and machines, with Iddon and Waters qualifying for race two in sixth and eighth place respectively, followed by Id don's competitive race pace.

Christian Iddon, "The combination of the two tests at Knockhill and Snetterton and then the race there mean we're starting to put the pieces together. As I said before the results at Snetterton didn't reflect our pace, and we have more things to try this weekend, so we're looking for a good result. You have to ride places like Silverstone and places like Knockhill in BSB, so you need to be able to ride at different types of circuits, and it's challenging for teams and riders. I was the old supersport lap record holder round there though,so I like the place and I'm looking forward to getting back on the bike again this weekend." 

Josh Waters, "I like racing at Knockhill. It's tight and it's not easy, but once you piece it all together it's a really enjoyable circuit. We do still have some work to do, we know that, but we've also shown that the speed is there with our fastest laps at Snetterton and the grid positions for both races, it's just trying to make it work over full race distance."

Team Manager Jack Valentine, "We're looking forward to getting back to Knockhill and I'm looking for a strong performance this weekend. We had a good test there back in June and came away with some good information to work with. Knockhill is a quirky track and always brings with it some surprises. I've also never been there and not had some rain, so we'll need to be ready with our wet weather setup. It's a short sharp lap around there, so we're aiming for a strong qualifying so we can get away and get in amongst it in the races."

The fifth round of the British Superbike championship takes place from 3-5 July at Knockhill, with Free Practice commencing from 10:30 on Friday 3 July. Racing takes place on Sunday 5 July, with the first race at 13:30.