Tommy Bridewell confirms Showdown status

'I look forward to Assen, hope we can build on it and see where we can get from there' - Tommy Bridewell
Supersonic Racing's Tommy Bridewell had plenty of cause for celebration after securing his spot in the MCE British Superbike Championship Showdown on his BMW S1000-RR.

Bridewell finished ninth in race one at Donington Park yesterday before producing the team's best ever result with a stunning fourth in the second race to pave the way for his inclusion as a title fighter in the all-important final three rounds of the series, commencing at Assen in two weeks' time.

After starting from the second row in the first race, Bridewell was holding sixth position until the race was red flagged when Alastair Seeley's Tyco Suzuki suffered a major blow-up.

After the restart he played it steady to seal some points in ninth, which confirmed his place in the Showdown.

With the pressure off, Bridewell pushed harder in race two and was rewarded with a magnificent fourth place finish behind Josh Brookes, Michael Laverty and Tommy Hill.

“This was an up and down weekend again but we managed to get it good in the end and secure a place in the Showdown as well as BMW's best result of fourth, so it's really good in the end,” he said.

“I look forward to Assen, hope we can build on it and see where we can get from there.

“I would like to thank the whole team for the excellent work they have been doing throughout the whole season - Stefano, Alessandro, Saverio and Andy for preparing a great bike for every race thanks to their experience and for their professional attitude,” he added.

“Also Danilo [Soncini] for giving me the opportunity to ride for this fantastic team. It has been an unforgettable season for me.”

Bridewell's team-mate, Patric Muff, finished 12th in race one and 11th in the second outing.

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Tommy Bridewell Supersonic Racing Team - [picture credit: Ian Hopgood]
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]
Leon Haslam, JG Speedfit Kawasaki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Leon Haslam, JG Speedfit Kawasaki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Leon Haslam, JG Speedfit Kawasaki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]

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Oli - Unregistered

September 10, 2012 1:00 PM

It took a lot of guts from Tommy to go back racing after 2007, now he's showing his real potential. I'm sure the Milky Bar kid would've been very proud.

mike hunt - Unregistered

September 10, 2012 11:17 AM

Where would he be if Tom had some pre-season tests? Additionally kudos goes to the Supersonic team who have run a bike which was new to them, beating other teams who have more experiance with the BMW in a series that was unknown to them. Lets hope BMW give them a lot more supprt for the last three rouns so they can shake up the established teams ans riders a lot more!!

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