Tommy Bridewell has reformed his partnership with Halsall Suzuki for the 2018 British Superbike championship.

Bridewell competed for Halsall Racing with the previous model of the GSX-R1000 alongside team-mate Ryuichi Kiyonari in 2016 before switching to the GR Motorsport-run Team WD-40 Kawasaki squad last season.

With Team WD-40 opting to take on youngster Mason Law for his rookie BSB campaign, Bridewell returns to Halsall Racing who will also back a comeback to BSB after stepping away from the national series in 2017.

Former BSB race winner Bridewell, who last reached the BSB Showdown in 2015, is eager for a strong season after a frustrating couple of campaigns and is relishing the move to the new Suzuki superbike which made its competitive debut in 2017.

“Martin and I have always stayed close friends, and when we first spoke about working together again, I said I would like to be back on a Suzuki,” Bridewell said. “Martin went out and sorted it, and he got my Italian mechanics back, which is so important to me.

“Now I believe we have all the tools for the job. I’m feeling very confident that we can be fighting for the podium from Round One. I’m very pleased to be back with the Halsall Racing outfit and I’m just eager to get out there now. I can’t wait to see what we can do, and I’m certain we can be serious contenders from the outset this year.”

Halsall Suzuki will also enter Tom Ward in the 2018 Pirelli National Superstock 1000 championship alongside Bridewell in BSB.

“I’ve wanted Tommy back since we left BSB at the end of 2016, and I’ve also felt we had a lot of unfinished business with the Suzuki, so this is probably my dream team combination," Martin Halsall said. “We’ve put a fantastic team in place, we’ve got the Italians back and we are here to fight for the title. I’ve always believed in Tommy and what he can do, and I believe this year will be our best yet.

“We’ve also brought Tom into the team in Superstock 1000, which is another new step for us. It’s great to be able to help bring on a young, up and coming rider and I think Tom has fantastic potential and will surprise a lot of people this year.

“It’s going to be a busy 2018 for everyone involved at Halsall Racing, but we’re all raring to go and looking forward to the season ahead. Hopefully we will have plenty to celebrate as the year moves on.”


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