Tommy Bridewell starts the 2022 Bennetts British Superbike Championship Showdown in eighth position this weekend at Oulton Park (23/24/25 September), but the Oxford Products Racing Ducati rider is determined to try and overhaul his 53-point deficit to standings leader Bradley Ray.
Bridewell has been a runner-up in the title chase previously and knows that he needs a winning return to Oulton Park this weekend to keep their chance of celebrating a debut title alive with three rounds remaining to decide the title.
Bridewell said: “Looking ahead to Oulton Park, for me the objective is very clear. I am not interested in anything else other than becoming British Champion. I don’t care about finishing in second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh or eighth – it is all the same to me.
“The objective is fairly simple; we need to win and that is it. I have to look at my main competitors and if I don’t win, then it is very likely that one of my main competitors will win. I think it is fairly simplified for me, going into Oulton Park my aim is to win all three races to claw points back in the championship and I feel that if we can go there and do have that kind of a weekend then I will certainly be more optimistic that we can fight for the championship.
“If we are not able to overturn our competitors at Oulton Park then we will have more of an uphill challenge for the final two rounds. We will certainly be trying to achieve that goal, get the most out of the bike and our package and see what happens at the weekend.”