BSB » Simon Andrews announces EVO title tilt

The 26-year-old will likely start the 2011 EVO series at hot favourite having established himself as a front runner over the past two seasons.

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Colin Brooks - Unregistered

February 16, 2011 9:52 AM

Crackin news for Simon and for BSB series. Without him it would have not been the same. A great young rider with heaps of talent. Am looking forward to watching him again this season. Well done Si.

Rich - Unregistered

February 16, 2011 10:04 AM

No disrespect to PR Kawasaki and wish them all the best in 2011 but i cannot believe there was not a top ride available in BSB for Simon. He's young, mega talented, good image for potential sponsors and a genuinely good guy. Wish him and the team all the best in 2011.

Martin Vale - Unregistered

February 16, 2011 10:31 AM

I admit I am not too familiar with PR Racing,but I wholly applaud them for keeping Simon in BSB. May not be the top ride that he had originally hoped for, but it sure as hell makes the EVO class a really superb series in its own right, when you tot up th entries! I look forward to the season when Simon splits some of the top boys in the main series. I wish the team the greatest success, I am sure Their profile can only be enhanced.

Looking good - Unregistered

February 16, 2011 10:46 AM

Its a shame the two BSB classes are not shown on TV separately (IE two separate races) the way i see it there will be real battles in both classes not all which will be given enough coverage, 2011 BSB is looking like its going to be a classic, good luck to all enough even Nick Medd

watcher - Unregistered

February 16, 2011 11:48 AM

It's good to see that Simon Andrews is back in the BSB paddock. It is a shame that he is only on an EVO bike and not a full superbike. He was developing nicely in the 2009 seasson ands 2010 should have been very good for him based on the previous improvements, however 'that' accident in WSB did stuff it up for him big time.
However, being a reader of a number of bike racing web sites (and not someone privy to 'inside' information), I didn't see a rider I would have wanted for my 2011 team at the end of last seasson. Forget riding ability, all I could read was how he was contemplating moving to the US to go drifting and how that could be linked up with something in the AMA. It was all very negative and came accross as someone who had lost their passion and desire for racing bikes. He seems like a nice guy and obviously has tallent however in these tight financial times, sponsors and teams are wanting total commitment and someone who wants to be there 100%.

Previous comment about it

watcher - Unregistered

February 16, 2011 11:53 AM

and as I ran out of speak space.....
Previous comment about it being a shame that EVO is in with Superbike, I agree totaly, TV is bound to cover the front of the race and miss most of the hard charging EVO riders who are mid pack.
But if you were to split them up, would EVO be too much like Superstock 1000's to the average viewer to then justify having EVO's and Super Stock 1000's as seperate races? Or maybe they would be better together and Superbikes the single 'premier' class?

Oh hell, as long as theres good, close racing I will be happy!

Matt - Unregistered

February 16, 2011 12:17 PM

Simon Andrews achieved some brilliant results on the Kawasaki with all the electronic aids turned off and when he rode with Jentin in 2008 i was told that the team never run traction control on the Yamahas so he should be a front runner in the evo class as he can ride a superbike fast without the aid of electronics .Good luck to Si and all the team at PR.

Gachet - Unregistered

February 16, 2011 12:21 PM

Good luck to him, he didn't get a top ride as most teams are interested in how much money a rider can bring with them that how much talent they've got.

It could be a good move as James Ellison dropped down to the superbike cup after a couple of bad years in World Supersport and AMA superbikes and that kick started his career again and got him into Moto GP.

Looking good - Unregistered

February 16, 2011 1:04 PM

Watcher, good point re the likeness between EVO bikes and stockers, the thing is they both provide close racing the likes we want to see on TV at the rounds we cant attend, maybe there could be a way of splitting the BSB grid giving a ten second delay between starts then the EVo class could be televised in shows later in the week, maybe not the best idea but i would love to see the likes of the EVO bikes having a real go which with the talent in the class this year is bound to be happen

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