Bennetts Suzuki’s Tommy Bridewell is now fully recovered from his massive Oulton Park BSB crash and believes he can exploit the high corner-speed ability of the ageing GSX-R1000 at the Assen round this weekend.
Bridewell receieved a proper battering when his engine seized on the exit of Shell Hairpin and wasn’t feeling 100 per cent at Donington either but is confident ahead of the Dutch round where he says the only place he might struggle is out of the Strubben hairpin.
I'm feeling good ahead of the weekend. I've been having regular physio since Donington, and I'm feeling a lot better, and should be problem-free at Assen. It's always a bit of an unknown coming into a circuit with a bike you've not ridden around there before, but I think the bike we have should suit the circuit well,” said Bridewell.
“Where we lack a little bit on our rivals is the initial punch out of the slower corners, and there's the tight hairpin onto the back straight that will probably be our weaker point, but the chassis we've got through the fast changes of direction should play into our hands and that's where we'll gain lots of time. The bike's working really well, we've kept improving and refining our setup without making drastic changes, and it should hopefully mean we can get two strong results this weekend."