Tommy Bridewell makes SHOCK 2024 BSB announcement

Tommy Bridewell has shocked the BSB world with an announcement confirming he will be leaving Ducati for the 2024 season

Tommy Bridewell, 2023 Brands Hatch BSB. - PBM UK

Tommy Bridewell will leave the PBM Ducati team, and Ducati altogether, for the 2024 BSB season, meaning he will defend his 2023 title on new machinery.

The announcement was made by Bridewell on his personal Instagram account with a video accompanied by a caption that read: “You will never make history if you stay in your comfort zone.”

Bridewell thanked the PBM team, and the late Paul Bird, in his video, and confirmed that the split from PBM will also see him depart Ducati. He did also confirm, though, that he will be on the British Superbike grid next year, and that he will be running the #1 plate on the front of whatever machine he will be riding.

Bridewell was not able to mention any specifics of his 2024 plans, beyond that he will be in BSB, but said that “news is pending, I’ve just got to dot the I’s and cross the T’s, so to speak,” and that “I'm certainly very motivated to come back and defend my title, and [...] I’ll be on a package that I know I’ll be able to do that.”

Bridewell’s full video can be watched below.

The announcement from Bridewell comes one month after he clinched his first British Superbike Championship title with the PBM Ducati team after a season-long battle with his teammate, Glenn Irwin, which for Bridewell featured eight wins.

On the face of things, the options for Bridewell seem quite limited, with both Yamaha UK seats at OMG Racing taken by Ryan Vickers and Kyle Ryde; with both Kawasaki UK seats at FS-3 taken by Jason O’Halloran and Max Cook; and with both Honda UK seats taken by Dean Harrison and Andrew Irwin.

Lead image credit: Paul Bird Motorsport.