Fan favourite Tommy Bridewell has re-united with former team boss Martin Halsall for the 2018 British Superbike series and will compete on Suzuki machinery.
Bridewell’s return will mark the third time he has ridden for Halsall’s squad, and he believes this could be his best chance yet, as the team-owner has pulled out all the stops to build a team around him.
Halsall has chosen to return to Suzuki power, which the team ran in the hard-fought domestic series during 2015 and 2016.
He has also recruited Bridewell’s team of Italian mechanics who he has worked with for a number of years, and Bridewell is confident that this will lead to his and the team’s best year yet.
“Martin and I have always stayed close friends, and when we first spoke about working together again, I said I would like to be back on a Suzuki,” said Bridewell. “Martin went out and sorted it, and he got my Italian mechanics back, which is so important to me.
“Now I believe we have all the tools for the job. I’m feeling very confident that we can be fighting for the podium from Round One. I’m very pleased to be back with the Movuno.com Halsall Racing outfit and I’m just eager to get out there now. I can’t wait to see what we can do, and I’m certain we can be serious contenders from the outset this year.”
Bridwell will be joined in the Kent’s Tom Ward, who will also pilot a Suzuki GSX-R1000 in the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship.