By totalmotorcycle @BRIDEWELL PUTS IN BEST #BSB START FOR #BENNETTS $SUZUKI
Team Suzuki Press Office – May 21.
Tommy Bridewell will start tomorrow’s opening race from the second row of the grid after he qualified his Bennetts Suzuki GSX-R1000 in sixth place for the third round of the MCE British Superbike Championship at Brands Hatch.
After a difficult start to the season, today’s qualifying reaffirmed the potential of the Halsall Racing Team and the Suzuki GSX-R1000, with Bridewell posting competitive lap-times over the course of the weekend to take his and the team’s best qualifying position of the season.
Bridewell was consistently among the top riders in free practice, and progressed from both Q1 and Q2 in fourth place. The tight lap-times around the short Brands Hatch Indy circuit made for a close Q3, with Bridewell finishing the session in sixth place.
“We’re definitely getting there now. The work from our test at Anglesey has paid off and the team has worked hard to make us competitive this weekend. The bike has been consistently strong and I’ve felt comfortable in every session. Qualifying probably isn’t my strongest area as a rider, but we’ve got a good race-pace and I’m feeling confident for tomorrow. We’ll try a couple of things in warm up, just to see if we can improve in any areas further, but the bike is good to race. It’s hard to pass on the Brands Indy circuit, so I need to get a good start and get away with the guys at the front. You have to be pretty ruthless when it comes to making a pass, as the lap-times are very close between everyone, but I’m looking forward to the first race and having a good go.”
Martin Halsall – Team Owner:
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