Bridewell out of Oulton Park

A lack of parts following his FP2 crash sidelines the 22-year-old from the second round of 2011.
Brands Hatch podium winner Tommy Bridewell will not race in the second MCE British Superbike round at Oulton Park following a crash during free practice.

The youngster has damaged the Tyco Honda in two accidents over the past week, the first occurring during the second race at Brands Hatch – just hours after claiming his and the team's maiden BSB podium – and again during FP2 at Oulton Park.

As a result, the team does not have the parts to rebuild his Honda CBR1000RR, meaning Bridewell has been forced to withdraw from the event.

Bridewell is not the only rider missing at Oulton Park this weekend, with John Laverty forced out due to the finger injury he sustained at Brands Hatch, while Graeme Gowland is also not competing.

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Tommy Bridewell - Tyco Honda [pic credit: Ian Hopgood Photography]
Tommy Bridewell - Tyco Honda [pic credit: Ian Hopgood Photography]
Tommy Bridewell, Tyco Honda [pic credit: Ian Hopgood Photography]
Andy Reid, Tyco BMW, [Credit: TAS Racing]
Jason O`Halloran, Honda Racing [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Josh Brookes, Anvil Hire Yamaha, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Shane Byrne, Be Wiser Ducati, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Luke Mossey, JG Speedfit Kawasaki, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Peter Hickman, Smiths BMW [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Tommy Bridewell, Team WD-40 Kawasaki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Bradley Ray, Buildbase Suzuki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Sylvain Guintoli, Bennetts Suzuki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
James Ellison, McAMS Yamaha [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Dan Linfoot, Honda Racing [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Alastair Seeley, Tyco BMW [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Lee Jackson, Smiths Racing BMW [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Haslam, Byrne, Mossey, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Shane Byrne, Be Wiser Ducati, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]

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FourtySix - Unregistered

May 01, 2011 4:55 PM

Laverty, Brookes, Kiyo, to name a few, all smashed their bikes up badly at Brands last weekend aswell. Can you imagine Havier Beltran telling Kiyo he cant ride because his bikes bust, or Shaun Muir saying, sorry Laverty but we've ran out of spares, you'll have to spectate this weekend!!! Tommy Bridewell rides his heart out to get results, and crashing comes with the job. It seems the Tyco team are spending their money in the wrong area's, and whilst Tommy is giving it his best, the team are not. This weekends situation is ridiculous at this level. Tyco seriously need to get their act together.

unclesam - Unregistered

May 01, 2011 6:36 PM

Hi, I think 2 major crashes within 5 days would cause a few problems for a lot of teams. Previous posters are assuming that the team has a bottomless pit of specialist spares, money to buy them, and techs to do the rebuild. Lets give what is acually a small team all the support they need..remember Tommy put the bike on the podium last week, against factory teams and an ex moto gp rider...not bad for a team put together over the last few months with new bikes.

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