By totalmotorcycle @BRIDEWELL & @BENNETTS $SUZUKI PODIUM AT BRANDS #BSB
Team Suzuki Press Office – May 22.
Tommy Bridewell took his and the Bennetts Suzuki team’s first podium finish of the season after he finished third in the opening race at Brands Hatch, at the third round of the MCE British Superbike Championship today.
Starting from the second row of the grid, Bridewell pushed through to fourth place in the opening stages and escaped with the front-runners. He then moved his way up to third place before progressing to second; his sights set on the win. Unfortunately, he relinquished second place on the final lap, but crossed the line in third to take his first podium-finish of 2016.
Race two saw the Wiltshire-born rider again start from the second row, before he finished the 30-lap race in fourth position, capping a solid weekend for him and the team and kick-starting his season, as he moved from 18th-to-ninth in the championship hunt.
“It feels good to get that first podium of the season, especially after the start we had and some of the bad luck we’ve suffered. I felt really confident coming into the weekend. We had the test at Anglesey, which was positive for us, and I’ve known all along that the potential was there in both the team and the GSX-R1000. It’s still a competitive package. I knew we shouldn’t be down in the positions we were in at the first two rounds, and here we’ve been up at the sharp-end all weekend and fast in every session. I felt very comfortable in the first race and it was good to be at the front. In race two we had a small issue with rear grip; it dropped-off a lot earlier in the race than it had in race …read more