British Superbikes

Meet the 2021 Ducati Teams

Ducati will compete in this year’s British Superbike Championship for a third year with the Panigale V4 R aiming for a third successive title win for the Panigale V4.

Its debut year in 2016 was unprecedented with 21 victories and a 1,2,3 in the championship overall with Scott Redding securing the title. The 2020 title remained in the hands of the PBM team as Josh Brookes was crowned champion for the second time in his career. Team- mate Christian Iddon finished a creditable third in his debut year with the Vision Track Ducati team

Ducati dealer Moto Rapido continue with Oxford Products as their sponsor and Tommy Bridewell as their sole rider. 2020 was a disappointing year for the team finishing 7th in the championship after a breakthrough year in 2019 when they finished third in the title race. Both team and rider will look to recapture the form of 2019 and be a contender for the championship once again.

Vision Track Ducati

After a number of years in the World Superbike and MotoGP Championships, the team returned to the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship full time in 2014. 

Since then PBM have become the most successful team in BSB history with five titles. Four of which have been with Ducati, with the four coming in the last five years in the hands of Shane Byrne, Scott Redding and most recently, defending champion, Josh Brookes.

For 2021, BSB champion Josh Brookes lines up for a second consecutive season on board the Vision Track Ducati alongside Christian Iddon.

Josh Brookes (Be Wiser Ducati)

Josh’s first international race was as a Wild Card at Phillip Island World SuperSport in 2004. Racing his Australian Championship bike he qualified on the front row and won the race. It was 4 years later in 2008 that he secured a full season ride in the World Championship & finished 3rd in the standings.

In 2009 he moved to British Superbikes and has been 4 times runner up and last year added to his 2015 championship win. 

Brookes will look to retain his title for 2021 and make it a hat- trick of titles.

Christian Iddon

Christian, the son of former racer Paul Iddon took up Supermoto racing after leaving school. He competed in British and World championships winning nine championships in the UK.

In 2008 he had his first foray into road racing and a sixth place on his debut a year later in the National Superstock 1000 race at Oulton Park led to a switch to full time circuit racing.

The next few years saw Iddon venturing into BSB, British Supersport, World Supersport and World Superbikes with varying degrees of success. Iddon signed for VisionTrack Ducati in 2020 enjoying a successful debut year with a best finish of third in the championship.

Oxford Products Ducati

Moto Rapido Ducati was formed in 2002 by two Ducati enthusiasts who set up a small independent shop servicing, selling, tuning, and racing Ducati. In 2005 Moto Rapido were appointed as a fully authorised Ducati dealer.

This independent dealership based in Winchester now enjoys a close relationship with Ducati UK and the racing division of Ducati, Ducati Corse. Moto Rapido racing has developed over the years from club level racing to the British Superbike Championship competing in British Superstock and the 848 Challenge. In 2012 Moto Rapido moved from Superstock to Superbikes and have been an ever present in the championship with a best finish of third in the championship in 2019 with Tommy Bridwell. Tommy Bridewell will again race for the Oxford Products Ducati team for 2021. 

Tommy Bridewell

Tommy Bridewell started racing bikes in 2000 at Darley Moor on an Aprilia 125, graduating through the years up to racing to the British 125 GP class finishing 4th in 2003 and 8th in 2004.

Tommy joined the Moto Rapido BSB team midway through the 2018 British Superbike Championship, making an immediate impact with the team and getting their then best result of the season in his just first race round with the team.

Tommy went on to win the 2018 Rider's Cup and consistently competitive throughout the 2019 season, finishing third. 2020 was not successful as the previous year and Tommy will look to again be in the mix for the title.

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