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Andrews joins TT entry list

Simon Andrews also announces he will be riding a BMW on the Isle of Man TT in 2011.
Fresh from the confirmation that he will ride in this year's British Superbike Championship, Simon Andrews has announced he will also be making his debut at the Isle of Man TT in 2011 aboard a BMW.

The BSB podium winner has penned a deal to ride an Ice Valley BMW S1000RR – as previously campaigned by EVO champions Jentin Racing – in the Superbike, Superstock and Senior TT races.

A first TT entry for Andrews, who is beginning to add more road racing events to his schedule following two successful outings at Macau, he is delighted to be getting the chance to compete in the legendary biking event.

“I went to the TT in 1997 with my father and just thought it was a great atmosphere. It's like nothing else and I thought then, this is something I need to tick off the list. Motorcycling opens so many doors and you need to take the opportunities when they are there.”

The news comes after Andrews was announced as riding a PR Racing Kawasaki in the BSB EVO class this season [see separate story].



Related Pictures

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Andrews, Spanish WSBK 2010
Andrews, Spanish WSBK 2010
Andrews, Spanish WSBK 2010
John McGuinness and Ryan Farquhar will again compete at the Classic TT on Paton machinery for Roger Winfield
William Dunlop will ride for the Davies Motorsport Team at the Classic TT
Guy Martin, BMW, [Credit: BMW]
Guy Martin on the Tyco BMW at the Southern 100
Guy Martin on the Tyco BMW at the Southern 100
Peter Hickman on the Briggs Equipment BMW in the Senior TT
Guy Martin on the Tyco BMW in the Senior TT
Ian Hutchinson on the Senior TT podium.
Ian Hutchinson on the PBM Kawasaki in the Senior TT.
John McGuinness celebrates his Senior TT victory with runner-up James Hillier and Ian Hutchinson
Ivan Lintin won the Lightweight TT on the RC Express Kawasaki
Peter Hickman
Peter Hickman on the Briggs Equipment BMW at the Isle of Man TT
Peter Hickman on the Briggs Equipment BMW at the Isle of Man TT
Peter Hickman on the Troopers MV Agusta at the Isle of Man TT

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RR Fan - Unregistered

February 18, 2011 1:12 PM

Don't forget that Simon was going to make his NW200 debut last year if it wasn't for his injuries, a year in which he already had a factory Kawasaki ride. I don't think he is doing this to climb the ladder or prove a point, maybe he is realising that road racing is potentially more enjoyable and satisfying. It is a different discipline - being relaxed and particularly unique. It's a far cry from the moan and groan of the BSB paddock. Simon is just one of many who are starting to make a career on the roads. It's his choice and I will choose to support anyone who makes that choice. Good luck and ride safe.

eric - Unregistered

February 17, 2011 10:17 AM

merc240 Fair comment but i think Simon may well supprise us RR fans.DJ was a legend over the mountain and rumour has it he had a potential WSS ride in the pipe line for the 2004 season.AMA,from personel experience,is not a step forward for him so lets see how it goes. It didnt do Steve Plater any harm did it ?



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