Simon Andrews has revealed he will be undergoing surgery to help him overcome the knee injury that has stymied the second half of his British Superbike season.
Although Andrews has enjoyed a good year, finishing eighth overall with a best result of fifth place, an accident during testing back in July has left him struggling physically.
As such, following the completion of the 2008 season, Andrews will have an operation on his knee in readiness for next year.
"It's been a long season with a few problems at the start and then my bad injuries just before Knockhill and my battle for full fitness up until now. My knee still isn't right and now that the season is over I will be having an operation on it to make sure that I am 100% fit for next year.
Even so, despite the injury, which prevented him from taking up his wild-card entry for the World Superbike round at Brands Hatch, Andrews has shown impressive consistency aboard the Jentin Racing Yamaha, culminating in a double top ten finish at Brands Hatch.
“I'm pleased with the results I got at Brands Hatch and also happy with how my season has gone with the Jentin Racing team.
“I would like to thank the following people for helping me and supporting me throughout the season and who helped me achieve the results that I have and also the entire Lloyds British Jentin racing team for allowing me to be here."