Andrews to ride in MotoGP Superstock support race

The MSS Colchester Kawasaki BSB rider will make his first racing appearance since injuring his heel at Valencia in April.
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.

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BSB grid [Credit: MCE British Superbikes]

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pd - Unregistered

June 15, 2010 12:50 PM

pinkie - why 'probably bin it', he's done a pretty good job of keeping the MSS upright and didn't he get taken out from behind at Valencia. Surely Andrews has to be one of the most improved / highest regarded riders in the BSB paddock, hence he got the call to fill in at Valencia

Rodney - Unregistered

June 15, 2010 4:19 PM

The incident in Valencia was horrific...and I know it has been a long and painful rehab process for him. I think its great news to see him back on a bike, hopefully this will show he is ready to return to competition at Mallory.

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