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Half-a-point in it as Tommy Bridewell bids to reclaim BSB initiative

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Tommy Bridewell, BeerMonster Ducati, Ducati Panigale V4 R, 2023 BSB, Oulton Park, portrait [Impact Images]

Tommy Bridewell insists he won’t be changing his mindset heading into the final two rounds of the 2023 British Superbike Championship season [BSB] despite ceding the overall lead last time out at Oulton Park.

Just half-a-point now separates Bridewell and Irwin in the latter’s favour after the Ulsterman’s notched up four wins from six races last time out at Oulton Park.

It means Bridewell heads to Donington Park on the relative back foot compared to his BeerMonster Ducati team-mate for the first time since Round 3 at the same circuit.


Nevertheless, he says he won’t be deviating from his plan as he looks to get the better of Irwin in his quest for a maiden BSB title.

“Going into Donington Park it is the same as always; I am looking forward to it and I think for me, I feel that I am riding the crest of a wave and it’s important for me to continue that momentum.

“I have never ever been able to win so many races as I have this year and I feel such a different person mentally in my riding,” he told the BSB website. 

“Physically I have always been strong, but mentally every single race I approach I know I am able to one hundred percent win it, so I believe as the season goes on and the rounds go on, I get stronger and stronger.

“At Donington Park earlier in the year we were very strong and the bike was really good and we found some things there that made a big difference for me and we have been applying that throughout the year. It sometimes works, sometimes it doesn’t, but going back to Donington Park where I know it does work, I am looking forward to that.

“It has been a good circuit for me in the past, it has been a good circuit for me this year already and the goal is always the same, I have the self-belief and confidence to go out and win all three races. 

“I know that Kyle will be strong there as he rode phenomenal at the start of the year, I know Leon is capable of being strong and Glenn and Ryan too, so in all honesty I am looking forward to racing with them and I believe we can have a great weekend.”

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