New backer for Bridewell ahead of Silverstone

The BSB front runners will run with added financial aid at Silverstone as they look to impress on an international stage.
Tommy Bridewell and Quay Garage Racing has secured a significant new backer ahead of his World Superbike wild-card at Silverstone this weekend in a deal that the team hopes will be extended to the end of the British Superbike season too.

Bridewell will line-up alongside Josh Brookes and Ryuichi Kiyonari as one of three BSB regulars graduating to the world stage for their home event, but having already admitted to 'selling some toys' in order to fund the ride, a new backer has arrived to alleviate the financial burden.

Confirming their involvement on the eve of the event, Tyco Security Products came to the aid of the Quay Garage team following media coverage of its bid to compete as a wild-card on a shoe-string budget.

Set to be re-branded Tyco Racing for the weekend, team owner Ian Woollacott is delighted to get the company on board for this race and possibly the remainder of the year.

"It's all come about so quickly that we've had to move mountains to get everything sorted but it's just about all in place now and we're looking forward to the weekend as Tyco Racing,” he said. “It's fantastic that our efforts are being recognised and the fact that a massive global company like Tyco wants to be associated with us speaks volumes about the job both the team and Tommy are doing.

“There are a number of very influential people attending Silverstone this weekend so we hope to put on a good show for them especially as we are underdogs, more so than ever this weekend.

“Having heard about our wild card entry through business contacts and in a recent magazine article they are pleased to help and if successful will look at remaining involved as a sponsor for the remainder of the season."

Bridewell will ride a two-year-old ex-Gregorio Lavilla Honda CBR1000RR at the event and has a best finish of fourth in BSB this year.

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taffy - Unregistered

July 29, 2010 2:21 PM

to the person who calls themself god, bike racing used to be about the racing not how big your motorhome is or how nice the food in hospitality is. I remember not so long ago in gps and wsb you could rock up and race without all the corporate crap, it is a sad day when the main criteria for entry according to you is how much money a rider has, might as well start watching car racing.

kimey - Unregistered

July 29, 2010 1:05 PM

Great news as this team needs some support I was walking through the posh transporters and trucks at Snetterton when I came across a hand painted old truck which had no logos on or anything - guess who it belonged too? These guys really are out the the back of a transit style and deserve some backing. By the way that bike is older than that - it was second hand when Greg was riding it

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