Moto Rapido Racing is owned by Steve Moore and the team are based at their Ducati dealership in Winchester. In fact, the race team mechanics work fulltime in the workshop during the week and when they are not preparing Tommy Bridewell’s Superbike, they are working on customer Ducatis!
Steve Moore has been closely involved in racing since 2003, before opening the dealership in 2005 and used to compete at club racing level before moving into team management. He reflected on when he stopped racing himself in 2007 by joking, “I used to race a Ducati and then I crashed and hurt myself, I lent the bike to my friend and he was faster, so I decided to jump behind the laptop instead!”
The team moved to national level racing in 2009 when Scott Smart joined them to race the Ducati 1198 in the Superstock 1000 class, before moving into the Superbike Evo class in 2011.
Bridewell joined the Winchester-based team midway through the 2018 season and since joining forces, together they have celebrated race wins and podiums, with their strongest finish in 2019, when they ended the season in third place in the title fight.
Bridewell’s return to Moto Rapido Racing for this season followed the announcement from the team that they have extended their title partnership agreement with Oxford Products for a further two years into the 2021 and 2022 seasons.