WILTSHIRE ace Tommy Bridewell signed off the Bennetts British Superbike Championship campaign in fine fashion as he clinched his best results of the season at Brands Hatch.

Bridewell, 30, secured his best finishes since returning to the series with the Moto Rapido Ducati team earlier this season, as he claimed two second places at the Kent circuit and landed the Riders' Cup - the prize handed to the rider at the top of the standings behind the top six Showdown contenders.

The Etchilhampton rider endured a topsy-turvy campaign, splitting with the Movuno.com Halsall Racing Suzuki team at Snetterton in June and missing the round at Knockhill in Scotland before landing the ride with Moto Rapido.

But after securing second place behind overall champion Leon Haslam (JG Speedfit Kawasaki) in the opening race, Bridewell posted two consecutive fastest laps in the second as he again followed Buildbase Suzuki's Richard Cooper home.

Finishing seventh in the championship, Bridewell said: "To fight back from the start of the year to standing here now with another double podium, finishing seventh in the championship, it's a big achievement for me and the team.

"We've only just taken stride after stride after stride. Credit, absolute hats off, to the Moto Rapido Ducati. They put every penny they've got into that team.

"As always, (this is) dedicated to my brother Ollie (who died after a practice crash at Mallory Park in 2007).

"He's the one that keeps me motivated, keeps me focused.

"I never give up, never drop my head and I never will. So I'm looking forward to next year.''