Tommy Bridewell getting to grips with Supersonic BMW

'Friday was the first time I saw the bike and already I can say that with every session we are making a big progress' - Tommy Bridewell
Last-gasp MCE British Superbike Championship recruit Tommy Bridewell says he is making 'big progress' every time he throws his leg over the Supersonic BMW S1000RR.

Bridewell (23) was drafted into the Italian team alongside Patric Muff after original signing Anthony West opted to move to the MotoGP Moto2 class at the last minute.

The former Tyco Honda and Motorpoint Yamaha man stepped into the void and on Saturday ended the final free practice session in 19th position overall as he continues to adjust to his new steed.

“I am very, very happy with today. Yesterday [Friday] was the first time I saw the bike and already I can say that with every session we are making a big progress,” he said.

“I see a lot of potential in the bike as well as in the team. I think that at the moment it is important to work at every angle of the bike with the team to make a 110% out of it.”

His team-mate also finished inside the top 20 in 18th position as the pair aim to make further progress in qualifying today.

“I am positively surprised that we could already close the gap to the teams who spent many days with winter tests in Spain and the UK,” said Muff.

“The whole team has been working hard to be where we are and I am sure we still have a lot of potential. The Supersonic BMW is a great bike and we can make improvements in every session we are on the track.

“I really feel comfortable on the bike and in the whole team. I am excited what the weekend will bring and hope to bring solid results back home where we can build on.”

The Supersonic team spent two seasons in the World Superbike Championship as a Ducati customer team before joining BSB for 2012.

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Tommy Bridewell on the Supersonic BMW during free practice at Brands Hatch Indy
Tommy Bridewell, Team WD-40 Kawasaki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Christian Iddon, Tyco BMW [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Peter Hickman, Smiths BMW [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Lee Jackson, Smiths Racing BMW [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Ian Hutchinson, Tyco BMW [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Christian Iddon, Tyco BMW [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Davide Giugliano, Tyco BMW [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Davide Giugliano, Tyco BMW [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Tommy Bridwell, Team WD-40 Kawasaki, [Credit: BSB media]
Tommy Bridwell, Team WD-40 Kawasaki, [Credit: BSB]
Tommy Bridwell, Team WD-40 Kawasaki, [Credit: BSB]
Tommy Bridwell, Team WD-40 Kawasaki, [Credit: BSB]
Lee Jackson, Smiths Racing BMW [Credit: Smiths Racing]
Peter Hickman, Smiths BMW [Credit: Smiths Racing]
Tyco BMW bikes, Motorcycle Live [Credit: TAS Racing]
David Giugliano, Tyco BMW [Credit: MSV]
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Tuesday Club! - Unregistered

April 08, 2012 1:20 PM

Hedgehog Tommy, may i take this opportunity to wish you a happy easter, and congratulate you on being a monumental retard. Bridewell crashes no more than any other rider in bike racing. Last season, i believe Josh Brookes smashed more bikes to pieces than any other rider. This year, Tommy Hill has managed to snap the front forks out of the Yam, whilst testing at Spain. Ben Spies crashed twice yesterday at Qatar. I could go on and on, but i cant be bothered for your benefit. Do a little bit of research in future before you come on a forum HATING riders that risk their lives for your entertainment. If you've got nothing nice to say, its sometimes best to say nothing at all. Go ask your mother, she'll agree. One more week off, and you'll be back at school, good luck with your exams! :)

bsbisgoodforyou - Unregistered

April 08, 2012 2:08 PM

@Hdgehog tommy and tuesdays club, Please don't turn the bsb postings into another hate site just like the likes of RawDawg have succeeded in doing on the motogp section. We don't need it on here,hopefully we are a bit more civilised. Good luck to Tommy and all the other riders.

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