MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship (BSB) front-runner Simon Andrews has pleaded guilty to three separate driving offences that could result in him being imprisoned – or at the very least disqualified from driving on the road.
The MSS Colchester Kawasaki ace – who last season narrowly pipped French team-mate Julien Da Costa to sixth spot in the final BSB riders' standings, despite missing the Brands Hatch GP outing along the way due to a wrist injury – pleaded guilty in absentia
at Worcester Magistrates' Court to charges of driving without due care and attention, failing to stop at an accident and failing to report an accident.
Andrews was unable to attend the session as he is currently engrossed in pre-season fitness training at high altitude in Saint Gervais, France, and sentencing has been adjourned until the 27-year-old can be present on 8 March. The options open to the judge range from a discretionary disqualification to a maximum penalty of six months in prison.