Supersonic departs BSB

British Superbike standouts Supersonic Racing will compete in the Italian CIV Superbike Championship with Alex Polita in 2013, it is confirmed.
Supersonic Racing has confirmed it will not return to the MCE British Superbike Championship this year, the team instead favouring a return to its native Italy for 2013.

After two years competing in the World Superbike Championship as a privateer Ducati outfit, Supersonic made the switch to BSB in 2012, entering a pair of BMWs for Tommy Bridewell and Patric Muff.

Going on to prove one of the year's revelations, Bridewell and Supersonic caused a stir by making it into the 'Title Showdown' before eventually concluding the year with sixth position in the riders' standings.

Even so, despite its success, Supersonic had made no secret of its frustration over BMW's reluctance to increase its support for 2013, raising doubts over whether it could afford to compete in BSB this year.

With no deal forthcoming, Supersonic has now confirmed it will compete in the Italian-based CIV Superbike Championship this year instead, entering a Suzuki GSX-R1000 for former Italian champion – and occasional BSB rider – Alex Polita.

As well as leaving Bridewell without a ride, the announcement means two of the six teams that made it into the 2012 BSB 'Title Showdown' – Supersonic and Team WFR – will not be present on the 2013 grid. MSS Performance has also announced a sabbatical for this season.

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

February 04, 2013 7:39 PM

Very sad to hear this - I hope Tommy gets some decent offers because based on last years stunning performance he deserved a decent ride. Also feel sorry for Patric Muff who has been steadily improving in BSB. A great shame to lose Supersonic, WFR and MSS.

Danilo Supersonic - Unregistered

February 12, 2013 5:21 PM

Yes, friday our lorry was coming home in Italy... I'm really sad for that. Really thanks to everyone, and keep TB46 in the top with your strong support! i will do all my best to help him too! ciao Danilo Soncini Supersonic

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