Tommy Bridewell cut a downbeat figure despite securing his best qualifying performance of the season with second place, but feels he could have grabbed pole if it wasn't for an electronic issue with his Tyco BMW S1000RR.

The 26-year-old missed out on his second career BSB pole position by just 0.014s to Milwaukee Yamaha's Josh Brookes and blames a problem with power delivery from his BMW's electronic system.

"It wasn't a bad qualifying for sure. We had a little issue with the electronics and the power of the bike so I didn't feel too happy about it," Bridewell said. "If we didn't have the electronics go when the power went we could have been a bit stronger.

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"But hey-ho still on the front row, it is only qualifying and it is the races that count. The Tyco BMW is working well and the team has turned it around massively. Still a lot of work to do in a long season so it is time we start pulling our weight."

Despite Bridewell's frustrations he looks to have dialled in his Tyco BMW ahead of the races on Bank Holiday Monday at the Cheshire track. The Wiltshire rider ended the combined free practice timesheet also in second but behind PBM Kawasaki's Shane Byrne.