MSS Kawasaki ace Andrews admits driving offences

MSS Colchester Kawasaki ace Simon Andrews has pleaded guilty to three separate driving offences at Worcester Magistrates' Court - and now risks punishmnent so severe as to potentially destroy his 2010 British Superbike Championship challenge before it has even begun
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.

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Bike Race Guru - Unregistered

February 16, 2010 2:47 PM

People don't go to prison for stealing cars or mugging old women nowadays.. If he's injured somebody then pissed off I'd say that he deserved a harsher punishment than say hitting a parked car and pissing off.. The least he deserves is to lose his license..But prison Fook me..I wouldn't be saying he deserved that without all the facts in front of me.. Maybe community service involving motorcycle safety or training for youngsters would be ideal..Put what he's obviously good at to proper use..

pp916 - Unregistered

February 16, 2010 1:47 PM

Depends how serious the offence was and whether he was aware that it warranted reporting.....if he's only charged with due care & attention and they've not insisted on him attending court on a set date and its only in a magistrates court then its probably something relatively petty.....but always good for a headline........

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