WILTSHIRE racer Tommy Bridewell will travel to the season finale of the 2019 British Superbike Championship sitting third in the standings after another double podium finish at the penultimate round at Donington Park.

Bridewell finished second then third at the Leicestershire circuit to take his podium tally to 15 from 24 races this season.

Oxford Racing Ducati rider Bridewell is on 580 points for the season, 65 adrift of leader Scott Redding on 645 – although plenty of points are on offer at the final round of the season at Brands Hatch on weekend of October 18-20 as three races will take place.

Riders claim 25 points for a victory per race so a clean sweep of wins for Bridewell at the finale, alongside a poor weekend for Redding, could see the Wiltshire star overhaul the deficit and clinch the crown.

Etchilhampton’s Bridewell conceded he was not at his best over the weekend at Donington despite two strong results, although was pleased to put another good haul of points on the board.

“With the weather, it wasn’t the easiest weekend – not just for me but for everyone,” said Bridewell.

“I didn’t quite get the sweet spot with the bike this weekend and didn’t feel amazing on it but, credit to the team, we still managed to pull it out of the bag for a couple of podiums.

“In certain parts of the circuit, I felt really strong, then in other parts, I was losing too much time.

“It is a little bit disappointing to be third in race two but, in the grand scheme of things, it is good enough.

“We will move onto Brands in a couple of weeks and I am really looking forward to that one.

“Thanks to the team for, yet again, doing a good job. We will just keep our head down and keep chipping away.”

Although Bridewell will need an exceptional performance to take the title at Brands, even if he remains third in the championship, it would match his best ever performance across the season.

The 31-year-old was also third in the championship back in the 2014 season.

Fellow Englishman Redding is in pole position to win the title for the first time on the back of a twin win at Donington.

Redding’s Be Wiser Ducati team-mate Josh Brookes sits second on the leaderboard, 28 points behind having placed third then second last weekend.