Simon Andrews will return to racing for the first time in more than two months after being entered to ride a Kawasaki in the National Superstock 1000 support race at the British Grand Prix this weekend.

Andrews has not competed since fracturing his heel in a high-speed accident at the Valencia World Superbike round, the Briton having been drafted in as a replacement for Chris Vermeulen.

With an imminent British Superbike return also looming, Andrews has been placed on the Blackhorse Kawasaki as an opportunity to ease himself back into racing. He takes the place of Conor Cummins, who was injured during the Isle of Man TT.

"This good timing as I now feel fit enough to ride, so with two races and all the practice it's ideal to get back up to speed before next weekend's BSB event at Mallory," he said.

"No-one likes to take a ride at the expense of an injured rider but hopefully I can do a good job for the Blackhorse team and Kawasaki whilst Conor is out of action. It goes without saying that I'm also excited to be riding at the new Silverstone layout and in front of the GP paddock."

Andrews, who is set to return to the British Superbike Championship at Mallory Park the following weekend, joins fellow BSB racers Josh Brookes, Michael Rutter and Martin Jessopp in racing at Silverstone for the MotoGP support event.