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Mon, 15 oct 2018

Season finishes on the podium

Tommy Bridewell put in an impressive performance in the wet during the first of Sunday's races at the British Superbikes Brands Hatch season finale this afternoon.

Starting from the 3rd row of the grid in 8th, Tommy started well to climb 4 places on his opening lap around the GP circuit.

Tommy went on to pass Jason O'Halloran (Honda Racing) on Lap 5 for 2nd and then passed Leon Haslam (JG Speedfit Kawasaki) to lead the race for a couple of laps.

As the thrilling race went on, the leading group of riders swapped places several times with Jake Dixon (RAF Regular & Reserves Kawasaki) briefly leading before crashing out. With Haslam pulling a very slight gap out at the front in the closing stages of the race the battle for 2nd was between Tommy and O'Halloran. Tommy took the position from O'Halloran on the penultimate lap to bring his Panigale R home in a strong 2nd place, matching his season-best result scored at Oulton Park with the Moto Rapido Ducati team.

Tommy Bridewell (Moto Rapido Ducati #46) - 2nd
"To be honest, just to carry the strong momentum on we've been building really. I feel really, really happy with my riding, I have done for a while now. Assen was just a bit unfortunate to be honest but it's one of them. It's been a busy time. Yesterday wasn't ideal. But it was a great race, really enjoyable. Like Jason said, it was certainly one of them races I'll remember for sure. I just sat back and watched Leon make some lunges and I thought if they both don't come down then fair play. It was a really respected race, I feel that every pass, it was thought of. Really, really enjoyed it. The downside is now I've got to try and dry out ready for Race 2. Massive thanks to Moto Rapido Ducati."

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