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Halsall Racing Kawasaki sign Bridewell to expand their team to two riders

Tuesday, July 23 2013

Halsall Racing Kawasaki have announced that they have expanded their team to field two riders in the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship, signing Tommy Bridewell to join Lee Costello ahead of the next round of the season at Oulton Park on 9/10/11 August.

The team progressed to the championship this season and had their most successful round of their campaign to date last weekend at Brands Hatch when Costello scored a twelfth place in the opening race. Bridewell's move to Halsall Racing comes just after the recent arrival of experienced manager Jack Valentine to the ambitious team. Bridewell was a contender in the Showdown last season and has previously been a podium finisher in the championship.

Bridewell said: "I'm massively excited to be joining the Halsall crew. It feels like a refreshing re-start to the season for me and this is just what I need. For various reasons, so far 2013 hasn't gone the way I wanted it to but this is just what I needed. My focus is 100% and I feel really good. It's exciting to be part of an up and coming team like Halsall Racing and I'm looking forward to working alongside Lee. I have a few years of experience in BSB now and I believe together we can really help develop the team and the bike. I'm delighted to have been given this chance to be a part of such an exciting project."

Team Manager Jack Valentine said: "It's fantastic news that Tommy has joined the team. Martin and I are both fully committed to taking the team forward and we knew we needed an experienced front runner to help us make this happen. I've always been an admirer of Tommy; he had an excellent season last year and for us as a team, getting the opportunity to run him is excellent. I believe this will be a great move for all of us. Lee is already doing a great job and now that we have secured Tommy we can move even further forward with our plans to make Halsall Racing Kawasaki a strong and competitive team."

Team Owner Martin Halsall concluded: "When we heard that Tommy was available we knew that this was the perfect opportunity for us to work together. He will join us at Oulton Park and we are all looking forward to it. We had always intended to be two bike team, and the chance to work with Tommy came just at the right time."

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