Tommy Bridewell has expressed his disappointment at being excluded from the race one results at Cadwell Park after being involved in a collision with John Laverty.
Bridewell dived into a small gap up the inside of Laverty on the final corner of the last lap, but the pair would make minor contact, with Laverty going down. The outcome was particularly galling for Laverty as it all but ruled him out of reaching the title shootout.
Bridewell was disqualified for his part in the accident, but he was adamant it was a racing incident, insisting it was an unfortunate result of an otherwise fair move.
“To say I'm disappointed to have been excluded from race one is a massive understatement as I honestly went for a gap and was past John when we collided and I was lucky to stay on and he was unfortunate to crash out,” the Quay Garage Honda rider, who went on to finish eighth in race two, said.
“I'm a racer and this is top class Superbike Championship racing and it's my job to get the best result I can as after all, if I was happy with tenth place, I maybe shouldn't be racing here. I'm just glad John was OK but disappointed with the way his team reacted but you just have to put these things behind you and move on.
“I was determined to put on a good show in race two and get a decent result for the team but that's the best I could do on the old girl."