BSB: Tommy Bridewell Takes his First Ever Victory at Knockhill

Published on June 15, 2024
By Dawn Hammersley

Honda’s Tommy Bridewell dominates the Bennetts British Superbike Race One to take his first win of the 2024 season

It’s round four of the Bennetts British Superbikes at the Fife circuit of Knockhill. The weather was wet and cold but was drying for the superbike race.

Honda’s Tommy Bridewell took the pole position, the reigning superbike champion’s first pole position of the 2024 season. Kawasaki’s Jason O’Halloran qualified in second place, with FHO Racing’s Josh Brookes lining up on the grid in third place.

Lights out at the Scottish circuit as Bridewell lead the field into turn one, both Irwin brothers had a good start, Andrew Irwin was in third place.

Glenn passed his brother to take third place, Brookes got pushed back to eighth place just behind Kyle Ryde. Tommy was checking out at the front from the O’Show. Home rider Rory Skinner was making his way up the order in sixth place.

There was a three-way battle for third place between the Irwin brothers and Ducati’s Christian Iddon. Tommy had a three second lead at the front, Glenn was catching O’Halloran by lap seven.

Andrew Irwin passed Glenn for third place at Taylors Hairpin, Skinner passed Iddon for fifth place. Honda rider Irwin was catching the Kawasaki of Jason after 12 laps. Peter Hickman pulled over on lap 13, the FHO riders 2024 season disappointment continues!

Both Irwin brothers made a move on O’Halloran, the Australian was pushed back to fifth place as he was also passed by the BMW of Skinner. Tommy’s lead was now over six seconds at the front.

By lap 17 Skinner got between the Irwin brothers, Vickers and Iddon crashed out together at turn three. Rory got into second place with six laps remaining to the race. Glenn had an issue with his Ducati as he was Black Flagged to come in as smoke was coming from his machinery.

Tommy crossed the line to take his first victory of the 2024 season and his first ever win at the Scottish circuit, Skinner finished in second place with Andrew Irwin taking third place, Kyle finished in fourth place; a good finish for the OMG rider after having a crash in Qualifying, O’Halloran was fifth.

Featured Image: Joe Hines Photography.


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