Vivalidi Racing’s Tommy Bridewell has had to have the top of the little finger of his left hand removed after a crash during the team’s test at Cartagena, Spain.
The 17-year-olds finger was trapped under the handlebar in an off on Friday (Mar 3).
Tommy said: “Obviously I’m gutted to have such an awkward injury from a small off but I really don’t feel too bad in myself. It will be a rush to get fit but I hope to be back on my bike for next weekend’s test (at Almeria, Spain). We will just have to see how quickly it heals.”
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Tommy’s older brother, Ollie Bridewell made his debut on slicks at the test, this being his first season on a superbike.
British Superbike regular, Scott Smart concluded: “The GSX-R1000 K6 feels great, it’s really stable and handles well. I’ve put in some reasonably good lap times, Honda were here testing too and only a little bit faster than us, it’s a good gauge.”
The official BSB test is at Snetterton on March 18-19.
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