Bridewell’s new wheels Tommy in WD40 squad

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Mcn Sport -

Tommy Bridewell has signed with Team WD40 for the 2017 sea­son aboard Kawasaki’s all new ZX-10RR.

The De­vizes rider had looked al­most cer­tain to re­main with Hal­sall Racing, but was left with­out a seat when Hal­sall opted to pull the plug on his BSB ef­fort in favour of a move to the roads.

How­ever, mul­ti­ple BSB race-win­ner Bridewell was not with­out op­tions for 2017 in­clud­ing a po­ten­tial deal to re­main with Suzuki in the new Ben­netts­backed Hawk squad, but in­stead opted to be­come Team WD40’S sole BSB rider.

“I’m ex­cited about the chal­lenge,” Bridewell told MCN. “I feel fresher in my mind, in my­self and my train­ing is back to where it was and needs to be. I feel much more driven and mo­ti­vated than I have been for quite a while. Some­times it’s hard work for me to go out run­ning or I have to drag my­self to the gym, but now I’m train­ing six days a week and if my body would let me, I’d do seven!

“I had two or three op­tions on the ta­ble and I felt that the place I’d feel most at home was with WD40 and that’s why I opted for that choice. I’m the sole fo­cus of the team, the only su­per­bike rider and I’m re­ally look­ing for­ward to it.”

‘I’m train­ing six days a week and if my body would let me, I’d do seven!’ TOMMY BRIDEWELL

Bridewell with WD40 team boss Brent Glad­win

Stick­ing with Suzuki was one op­tion for Bridewell in 2017

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