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Tommy Bridewell cat­a­pulted him­self out of con­tention for the Show­down in dra­matic style as he crashed out of Satur­day’s open­ing race.

The ra­di­a­tor and throt­tle bod­ies were the only sal­vage­able parts from his wrecked GSX-R as he slipped off on the run down to Brit­ten’s chi­cane while fight­ing for the podium in the first of the week­end’s three races. Bat­tered and bruised, Bridewell strug­gled in Sun­day’s se­cond race but was able to re­turn to the podium in the third and fi­nal out­ing.

How­ever, while he might be out of the ti­tle hunt, the Ben­netts Suzuki rider has made no se­cret that he’s more than up for get­ting in­volved in the 2016 cham­pi­onship bat­tle as he looks set to fight for Suzuki’s first race vic­tory since 2014.

“The pace was so quick in Satur­day’s race I sort of over-rode. It was my fault but that ruled us out of the Show­down fight,” Bridewell told MCN. “To be hon­est, I’ve been in the Show­down be­fore and it’s got me nowhere so I’m not that both­ered. I’m just go­ing to look for­ward to fight­ing for wins with­out the pres­sure as I have noth­ing to lose now and I’m more than ex­cited to get in­volved with the cham­pi­onship fight.”

Bridewell’s GSX-R mo­ments away from de­struc­tion

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