Reigning Bennetts British Superbike Champion Tommy Bridewell has confirmed he will return to defend his title in 2024, running the number one plate but will line up with a new team as he bids to make it consecutive titles.
Bridewell was victorious by half a point from his BeerMonster Ducati teammate Glenn Irwin in the 2023 title fight, but he has confirmed that he will leave the PBM team for a new challenge next year as he aims for a second title.
Bridewell said: “There has been a lot of speculation on my future and where I am going to be doing for the 2024 season, obviously it has taken some time after the season to enjoy it and reflect on it and then look at the options for next year.
“I will be in BSB and it will be amazing to say that I will run the number one which is cool, unfortunately I will not be with PBM for the 2024 season. It is obviously a massive shame because we had a such a great year and it has been a blast for sure.
“When Paul phoned me to offer me the ride for this season, it was an honour to take that call. I have been lucky and privileged enough to give him his ninth BSB Championship and also my first and I will be for every grateful for the opportunity that he gave me.
“I want to take the chance to thank the PBM team, Paul and everyone involved - my crew have been absolutely flawless all season. I want to thank Frank Bird Poultry, as he is a massive part of the team history. I also want to thank Ducati UK and Ducati Corse.
“I should have some exciting and positive news coming soon about 2024 BSB. I am very motivated to come back and defend my title and I know I will have the package to do that.”