Consistent Bridewell scales order

The ever-consistent Tommy Bridewell tallies up another pair of top six finishes at Knockhill to jump to sixth in the overall standings.
Tommy Bridewell has assumed the critical 'sixth place' in the MCE British Superbike Championship standings after another solid weekend of results hauled himself and Supersonic BMW up the order.

The youngster has been a revelation since landing a ride with the team on the eve of the new season starting, Bridewell producing a set of consistent results that have seen him finish inside the top six on six occasions this year.

Carrying that form to Knockhill, Bridewell hauled himself into contention to edge out Noriyuki Haga for fifth in race one before finishing a competitive sixth in race two.

Coupled with Stuart Easton's absence and fairly average results for his key rivals, Bridewell has now moved up to sixth overall, just two points behind race winner Ian Lowry on the Padgetts Honda.

Even so, Bridewell feels there is still much more to come from the S1000RR and has duly set his sights on scoring a maiden podium for the German manufacturer in the coming races.

“It was a very hard day to be honest. The weather was dry so it was good but I had to ride really hard. I was pretty happy with the outcome.

“In race two, I did not feel 100 per cent confident with the bike. I had some set-up issues but I think that once we sort out these problems, there's no reason why we can't get on the podium. We still concentrate on championship points and do our best."

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Tommy Bridewell Supersonic Racing Team - [picture credit: Ian Hopgood]
Tommy Bridewell - [picture credit: Ian Hopgood]
Tommy Bridewell Supersonic Racing - [picture credit: Ian Hopgood]
Tommy Bridewell Supersonic Racing - [picture credit: Ian Hopgood]
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]

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bigmart - Unregistered

June 26, 2012 1:39 PM

He really is overacheiving in a team that i beleive is running on a relative shoestring (and no pre-season either) Well done Tommy - the success is overdue. perhaps he has calmed down a bit or matured now. ive always rated his talented - now he is stringing it all together. would be made up for the lad if he gets into the showdown (and Lowry too!)

mike hunt - Unregistered

June 26, 2012 10:37 AM

Belated acknowledgement is better than no acknowledgement at all. It would have been better if you had reported this in your post race report. You mentioned every other rider except Bridewell! He is the most improved rider this season. He had no pre-season testing yet has consistantly scored points to put himself in the top six.

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