Tommy Bridewell says his podium in race two at Cadwell Park is what the team needed but he's become 'exhausted' by working the Tyco BMW S1000RR.

The Wiltshire rider made a return to the British Superbike podium for the first time since his victory at Oulton Park in May and has strengthened his position for the Showdown by moving ahead of the injured Stuart Easton into fourth.

Bridewell, who narrowly missed out on the rostrum in race one in fourth place, says the podium was the least his team deserved but was made to fight not only against his BSB rivals but also his bike.

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"We come racing to finish on the podium and with races like that it gives the team a boost which is what we needed for sure," Bridewell said. "We've been working so, so hard but honest to god I feel exhausted.

"I train everyday but I feel physically exhausted and I feel I am over-riding the bike. We have got a bit of homework to do but like I said all credit to Tyco BMW they've had a really good day."

Thanks to his fourth and third place finishes Bridewell now holds a 36-point advantage over Honda Racing's Dan Linfoot who is his closest competitor outside of the Showdown spots.