Tommy Bridewell happy with good day after qualifying on third row

Bridewell happy with good day after qualifying on third row
By Eurosport

28/08/2016 at 21:06Updated 28/08/2016 at 22:17

Tommy Bridewell will start from the third row of the grid for tomorrow’s opening race at Cadwell Park, setting the seventh fastest time on his Bennetts Suzuki in qualifying for round eight of the MCE British Superbike Championship.

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After a solid start to the weekend, Bridewell ended the final free practice session fourth fastest, and was confident going into the opening qualifying session. Progressing from Q1 in second place, Bridewell set the third fastest time in the second qualifying session to advance to Q3.

The final session saw the pace increase, and with lap times between the nine riders fighting for pole incredibly tight, Bridewell managed to post the seventh fastest time to qualify on the third row.

“It’s been a good day today," said Bridewell. "It’s a bit of a shame being seventh, but we’ve been improving all the time and we’re bang on the pace. Yesterday I hit a bit of a wall with lap times, so we made some changes for FP3 and, despite hitting traffic at the wrong moment, I felt better and went faster, so I knew we could be stronger in qualifying.

"The lap times we’re able to do around here are really fast. I’ve gone faster than I ever have done at Cadwell Park, which shows just how well the team and the big Suzuki are working, and I’m really happy with the progress we've made and how the bike feels. Hopefully we can have two good races tomorrow and get two strong results.”