BSB »

Bridewell lauds ex-Kiyonari Honda

Tommy Bridewell is looking forward to riding his most competitive British Superbike machine to date following Tyco Honda's purchase of the ex-Kiyonari Honda CBR1000RR.
Tommy Bridewell believes he has a 'fantastic opportunity' to forge his way up the British Superbike grid this season having gotten to grips with the 2010 title-winning Honda CBR1000RR.

Bridewell showed flashes of brilliance aboard a dated Honda in 2010, but is feeling more confident about his chances aboard Ryuichi Kiyonari's former mount, purchased by the Tyco Honda team (formerly Quay Garage) over the winter.

Indeed, while the youngster admits the preparation time hasn't been ideal, he can immediately see the improvements over last year's machine.

"This is a fantastic opportunity for me and I'm really looking forward to the season starting at Brands Hatch this weekend, I'm feeling very confident. The couple of tests we did were very good but I didn't get as much time on the bike as I'd have liked, so we still have a bit of work to do but my first impressions of the bike are great, I can now understand why Kiyo passed me so easily last year!

“I'm aiming for two strong finishes at Brands Hatch and hope to be challenging for a podium but I'm under no illusions it's going to be easy with the strongest field assembled for many years. I'm hoping a few sponsors will be coming along at the weekend and we can put on a good show for them."

Bridewell will be joined in the Tyco Honda team by Peter Hickman and EVO racer Patric Muff.


Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Tommy Bridewell - Tyco Honda [pic credit: Double Red]
Tommy Bridewell, Tyco Honda [pic credit: Ian Hopgood Photography]
Tommy Bridewell, Tyco BMW, BSB [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Howie Mainwaring, Danny Buchan, Tommy Bridewell [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Dan Linfoot (GBR), Honda Racing, BSB [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Michael Laverty, Tyco BMW, BSB [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Ryuichi Kiyonari, Buildbase BMW, BSB [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Michael Laverty, Tyco BMW, BSB [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Jason O`Halloran (AUS), Honda Racing, [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Dan Linfoot (GBR), Honda Racing, BSB [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Kagayama, Kiyonari, Haga on Suzuka podium (pic: Suzuki)
Ryuichi Kiyonari, Team Kagayama, Suzuka 8 Hours [Credit: suzuki-racing.com]
Tommy Bridewell, Tyco BMW, BSB [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Shane Byrne, PBM Kawasaki, BSB [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Shane Byrne, PBM Kawasaki, BSB [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Shane Byrne, PBM Kawasaki, BSB [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Shane Byrne, PBM Kawasaki, BSB [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Shane Byrne, PBM Kawasaki, BSB [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.


Richard Diamond - Unregistered

April 20, 2011 1:19 PM

Hi Tommy, I hope you have a great ride & finish the race. Despite the knockers last year, there are a lot of people rooting for you to do well, especially as we know carrot-top is watching (Bless him). Good Luck & I will have a beer for you afterwards. Regards Rchard

Sick Cylinder - Unregistered

April 20, 2011 9:57 PM

It doesn't say they wont be at Brands: Ian Woollacott "This has put us behind the game , through no fault of our own. It will be all we can do to rebuild all our engines in time for Brands." Sounds like they will try.



© 1999 - 2015 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.