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9 August 1988|
|Current team||Moto Rapido Racing|
Tommy Bridewell (Thomas George Bridewell, born 8 August 1988 in Etchilhampton, Wiltshire) is an English motorcycle racer, who was competing in the 2018 British Superbike Championship aboard a Suzuki GSX-R1000 until his contract was terminated abruptly by the team during practice for the Snetterton Circuit round in June.
His best championship standing to date was when he finished third in the British Superbike 2014 season, behind Ryuichi Kiyonari and winner Shane Byrne. He was a runner-up in the Yamaha R6 Cup of 2005.
For the 2007 season, Tommy and his older brother Ollie joined forces for the British Superbike Championship in team NB Suzuki. Ollie died after crashing during a practice session at the Mallory Park round in 2007. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Bridewell left the Championship at that round.
European Superstock 600
Bridewell restarted his racing career in Italy during 2008, moving on to the European Superstock 600 class in 2009, riding the Lorenzini Yamaha. Bridewell started off with a 13th place in the first round at Valencia but would fail to score any more points finishes, and left the team mid-season.
Return to British Superbike Championship
After departing the European scene, Bridewell returned to the British Superbike Championship during the 2009 season, competing in the Privateers' Cup on a Team NB Suzuki, winning the Cup class in 7 of the 26 races. Following this success, he was signed by Quay Garage Honda to compete in the main British Superbike Championship for the 2010 season.
Bridewell had a mixed start to the season, crashing twice in the first round at Brands Hatch Indy circuit, then failing to start the next round at Thruxton. He recovered from this to score a career best fourth-place finish during the fourth round at Cadwell Park. Bridewell finished the season in 11th place on 105 points, his best finish in the Championship.
For 2011 Bridewell remained with the Quay Garage team, rebranded under the Tyco Racing banner. His season started strongly with a podium in the first race at Brands Hatch Indy. However, he crashed heavily in practice at Thruxton, leading to the amputation of his little finger. He took a fourth place in race 2 at Cadwell Park, having injured himself in practice for the second round at Oulton Park, and never showed in the top 10 again. On the Wednesday before the Snetterton round, Bridewell and Tyco Honda parted company. Bridewell was signed up to replace James Westmoreland at Motorpoint Yamaha for the last four rounds of the 2011 championship season.
BSB 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018
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Bridewell rode with Shaun Muir Racing as a temporary replacement rider for part of 2013, followed by a full season in 2014. For 2015 he joined Tyco BMW.
Stats correct as of 9 September 2018
British Superbike Championship
- * Season still in progress
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