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Bridewell returns to Moto Rapido Ducati for 2019 season

Wednesday, November 14 2018

Moto Rapido Ducati has announced that Tommy Bridewell will return next year for his first full season with the team in the 2019 Bennetts British Superbike Championship. 

Bridewell joined the team at Brands Hatch in July and subsequently claimed the team its best results in the superbike class, scoring four podium finishes and narrowly missing out on a place in the Showdown before picking up the Riders Cup at the season finale. The former Showdown contender and BSB race winner is now looking ahead to his first test on the new Ducati Panigale V4R.

Moto Rapido Ducati is also relishing its new title partnership deal with Oxford Products, a company that already has a rich motorcycle racing history dating back to the 70s with riders such as Robert Dunlop, Steve Hislop, Jim Moodie and Jeremy McWilliams. The team will be known as Oxford Racing Ducati.

Bridewell said: "I am just so excited to have this opportunity to stay with the team and to ride the new Ducati in our new Oxford colours. I joined the team halfway through last season, but the way we ended the season, and how well we gelled working together, it felt like it had been longer. I have never felt so comfortable and going into the new season with this consistency and confidence with the people around me is a big thing.

"There is a huge amount of expectation with a new bike and I can't wait to get testing. We are realistic that we have work ahead of us, that is always to be expected with a new bike, but it's an exciting time and I couldn't be happier to be in this position.

"I was so nervous before riding a Ducati for the first time last year at Brands Hatch and then the season went from strength to strength and we were fighting for podiums. We want to carry that success into the new season and of course our expectations have changed, so we want to continue this momentum we have and build on an even better 2019."

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