After showing his pace throughout the practice sessions and qualifying in seventh, Oxford Racing Ducati’s Tommy Bridewell lined up for a beautifully sunny start at Silverstone for Race 1 on row 3.
Tommy had a bad start and fell back to 11th but managed recover well and claim 5th by the end of the race after a tussle with Honda rider Andrew Irwin.
We made some changes to the bike and we had been working hard with tyre life and drive from the exit of the last turn to give us just a little boost.
Starting from row 5 of the grid in 15th place was not ideal after such a good race one but Tommy dug deep and brought the bike home in 4th place, finishing top Ducati and securing 3rd place in the championship.
Tommy Bridewell (Oxford Racing Ducati #46) – Race 1, 5th, Race 2, 4th
“Really happy with the way the bike worked in race two, the bike worked fantastic all weekend.
Credit to the team, after Friday Baz, Joe and the team didn’t get to bed till 02:30 and back up at 05:00, qualified seventh which we didn’t expect.
We came away 3rd in the championship on a circuit that’s probably not my favourite.”
Watch out for Oulton park where last year we came away with a double podium!!
We head to Oulton tomorrow for an official test and the race is on the 4th-6th May.