Oulton BSB: Top Ducati finisher Bridewell delighted with double podium

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Double Oulton podium visitor Tommy Bridewell admits he was delighted to finish the day as top Ducati – and warns there is more to come.

Bridewell has been a force to be reckoned with all weekend, and is now clearly well at home with the Moto Rapido Ducati squad.

After qualifying second yesterday ahead of today’s opening race, the Devizes man led the opening laps before being passed only by eventual winner Jake Dixon as he stormed to a second place finish and his best result of the year.

And more of the same finished in race two as he crossed the line third behind Leon Haslam and was once again the first Ducati over the line.

But while pleased with his progress, Bridewell reveals there is definitely more to come from him and the Moto Rapido package.

“It was always going to be a challenge, these guys are riding with a lot of confidence and are super-fast,” he said.

“I’m not making any excuses but there’s still a little bit of me that’s still understanding the Ducati towards the end of the race so we’re still learning. But we’re top Ducati yet again and it just goes to show that with the right team, just what I can do.”

Bridewell is particularly happy that he was strong in all weather conditions, but says he owes his success to the bike.

“It’s hard to believe it was the same day with the difference in weather from this morning,” he added. “I had confidence in the team and myself and we had pace in the wet and in the dry. It’s lovely to back it up in both conditions.

“Race one, after Jake got away, I could just relax a bit, but in the second race I had to dig deep, really deep for it.

“But the bike was working absolute spot on, Jake and Leon have just got a bit more momentum than me at the minute and there’s more at stake for them so they have to ride a bit harder.”

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