MOTORCYCLING: All change again
TOMMY Bridewell isn’t sure what colours he’ll be riding in next year after joining his third team of the season in the British Superbike Championship.
The 25-year-old, from Etchilhampton, left Bathams Honda in July to link up with Halsall Racing Kawasaki, but was signed up by Milwaukee Yamaha for the final three title-deciding Showdown rounds this week.
Bridewell, who was on the podium at Cadwell Park and Donington Park during three rounds for Halsall, will assist Milwaukee’s James Ellison by challenging the five other title contenders in the first of the final three rounds at Assen, Netherlands, this weekend.
Delighted to have been thrown a ‘lifeline’ by the Yorkshire-based outfit, Bridewell, below, says he’ll re-evaluate his future after the end of the season.
“Things had been going well (at Halsall) and on Monday, the team manager, Martin Halsall, said he was keen to get me signed on for next season,’’ he said.
“I was happy to do that but I said that I wanted to get it done sooner rather than later because I’d been getting interest from other teams already.
“Martin was really hurt by that and said they wouldn’t be running me anymore.
“It was really disappointing, especially because it’s something out of my control.
“Milwaukee have given me a bit of a lifeline and I’m really thankful for that opportunity.
“I’m going to an even bigger team and another good bike. We’ll see what happens next year but at the moment, I’m concentrating on the last three rounds.”
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