Podium man Tommy Bridewell believes the Oxford Racing Ducati still has more to give after it powered him to two third place finishes in today’s Bennetts British Superbike races.
And with a narrow lead over Tarran Mackenzie which puts him second in the championship after this weekend, the Devizes rider says there could be more to come at Brands Hatch next month.
Bridewell slipped to third in today’s first race before new series leader Scott Redding took the lead as red flags halted action for incoming rain.
Despite frustration, he powered to another podium finish – again behind Honda Racing’s runner-up Xavi Fores – to move into second in the championship, just six points off the Be Wiser Ducati rider.
But Bridewell, who is relishing a trip to Brands Hatch GP for the next round in June, feels there’s still more to come from Steve Moore’s squad and the V4 Panigale.
“The bike was working a lot better in the last race, but we just didn’t have the pace for Scott or Xavi,” he admitted. “But I’m probably a bit happier after that race.
“This weekend hasn’t been tough, quite the opposite, but I feel like there’s a little more potential in the bike we’re not quite unlocking to get the wins. The wins will come.
“It took a little bit of a last corner lunge on Tarran to get the podium, but they don’t seem to worry when they want to do it to me so I’m more than up for giving it back.
“I kind of knew [Scott and Xavi] would be strong here, but we’re going to Brands next though and that’ll definitely be a different story.”