A successful first Formula E testing session ahead of the new season has Hersham’s Sam Bird confident of more race wins.

Bird won the final race of last season in London, but missed out on the drivers’ title having been challenging earlier in the campaign.

The 28-year-old was fourth and second fastest in two days of testing at Donington this week and he believes the signs are good for the opening race in China on October 17.

“Donington is just a case of fine tuning to make sure everything works 100 per cent,” he said.

“The guys at DS and Virgin have done a fantastic job and hopefully we go into the season with a strong package.”