A double victory for Tyco BMW at Oulton Park was the perfect May Day tonic for the Northern Ireland based team. Tommy Bridewell’s opening race Superbike victory and Alastair Seeley’s Pirelli National Superstock 1000 series top step was a first for both on BMW Motorrad machinery this season.

Unfortunately Bridewell crashed out of the lead in race two, but with other leading contenders also failing to finish, the Wiltshire racer’s victory moves him up to fifth place in the championship standings. Michael Laverty was eighth in race one on his Tyco BMW S 1000 RR but fought bravely to fourth in the second encounter. He also moves up in the championship standings to seventh just 13 points behind his team-mate.

Tommy Bridewell: “It was great to get the first win on the Tyco BMW, but hell I had to work hard for it. I knew Brookesy was there and was expecting to see a red bike on the last couple of laps but I think we were stronger in the second part of the lap and I'm delighted to be back on the podium and winning races. The second race is disappointing as I really did feel I could break them and did nothing different from race one and slipped off. Despite that I'm leaving Oulton full of confidence as we now have a Tyco BMW that I know is going to be competitive at all rounds, so the championship campaign really did begin for me this weekend. The boys in the team deserve praise for all the hard work and late nights, but I know they are also pleased we are now where we belong in this championship – fighting for wins."

To learn more about the S 1000 RR, speak to a member of the BMW Motorrad team on 0117 905 0200.