TOMMY AND OLLIE MAKE THE LONG TRIP NORTH TO SUNNY SCOTLAND WORTHWHILE!
17 July 2006 - Bridewell Brothers
Brothers Tommy and Ollie Bridewell, from Etchilhampton near Devizes in Wiltshire, made the most of their ten hour trip north with a pair of great performances at round eight of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship
MORE POINTS FOR THE BRIDEWELLS AT COSTA KNOCKHILL
With yet another bumper BSB crowd enjoying the warm Fife sunshine, 17 year old Tommy made it six points scoring rides in seven races when he took a fine 12th place in the British Supersport Championship aboard the 600cc Vivaldi Suzuki despite a last minute drama on the warm up lap which nearly put paid to his chances.
However, from his disappointing row five start, Tommy battled through the field to eventually come home ahead of local rider Bob Grant and in adding to his points tally, he consolidated his 13th position in the standings.
“We’ve encountered a few problems again this weekend which has been very frustrating but I’m happy enough with my performance. The main aim is always to get into the points now and I’m disappointed I couldn’t get any higher but under the circumstances, I’ll take this result and move on to the next round” said Tommy.
Meanwhile elder brother Ollie finally found some form after a few rounds in the doldrums in the Bennetts British Superbike Championship. Aboard the 1000cc Vivaldi Suzuki, the 20 year old qualified in 20th position and in the opening thirty lap race, he battled to a 19th position but it was in the second race on the switchback Scottish track that Ollie excelled when he came home in a brilliant 14th position to add to his points from the opening couple of rounds much to his delight:
“It was important for me to score some points this weekend and that’s what I have done. It matters not that a couple of riders in front of me didn’t see the chequered flag in race two but I stuck to my race plan and it worked out. These are my first points in the dry and this is where the season starts again for me and I’m aiming to score more points in the next few races” said Ollie who moved up to joint 19th in the standings.
Wayside Racing team owner Marcus Bridewell was delighted with his sons’ performances: “It makes the ten hour drive up here worthwhile when we’ve scored a few points. Ollie rode really well and I’m delighted with the way he set his stall out today and as for Tommy, he’s learning all the time and this weekend, he’s had some problems but he’s overcome them. I’m absolutely delighted for both of them and we’re very much looking forward to Oulton Park next weekend”
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