TOMMY Bridewell has turned his attentions to the final round of the MCE British Superbike Championship campaign the weekend after next after a tough three days in Assen.

The Bennetts Suzuki rider, from Etchilhampton, were plagued by bad luck at the 11th round of the series, which included a crash and an oil leak in the Netherlands.

Issues with finding the right setup for the GSX-R1000 around the fast circuit also meant Bridewell was fighting an uphill battle in the two races, coming away with 17th and 16th placed finishes and no championship points.

Bridewell said: "It's been a really difficult and disappointing weekend for us.

"We were up against it already with the lack of track time, but we struggled to get the bike working right to be able to have two better races.

"The bike felt good when I first jumped on it in FP1 (free practice), and we had a good base, but when it came to improving so we could be competitive in the races we just went in the wrong direction and ended up chasing our tails a little bit.

"If we'd had more time to be able to get on top of it, I think we'd have been able to have had a lot better weekend.

"In race two I felt relatively comfortable, but to be honest that's how we'd liked to have felt after FP1 or in FP2.

"We just struggled with front-end feeling and it meant I couldn't push as I'd like or as I needed to to be fast. But it's one of those weekends.

"We'd had a good run coming into this weekend and sometimes you get weekends like this.

"We know that both the team and I are better than those results, so now I'm looking forward to Brands, where we have a good setting, to end the season strongly."