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Simon Andrews visits Isle of Man ahead of TT return

'It was great to get back to the Isle of Man and familiarise myself with the course again and I've definitely found some sectors where I can improve on last year' - Simon Andrews
Honda TT Legends rider Simon Andrews has spent time on the Isle of Man to familiarise himself with the infamous Mountain course ahead of his return there in June.

Andrews, who will also compete at the North West 200 in May with 17-time TT winner John McGuinness, has recovered from a badly broken leg he sustained in a crash at Snetterton last year.

The Worcestershire-based rider will be back in competitive action for the Honda TT Legends team in the Bol D'or 24 Hour World Endurance race on April 14 at Magny Cours.

He will take part in a test schedule this week at Snetterton, which will be his first time back on a bike following his injury, before travelling to France next week.

β€œIt was great to get back to the Isle of Man and familiarise myself with the course again and I've definitely found some sectors where I can improve on last year,” said Andrews.

β€œI'm now just looking forward to getting back on a bike and getting race fit for the 2012 TT.”

Andrews is part of a formidable line-up for Honda on the roads this year, with Gary Johnson riding the Padgetts Honda Fireblade and Australian rider Cameron Donald remaining with Wilson Craig's team for a second season.

Crowned fastest newcomer at last year's TT, Andrews will ride the official Honda Legends CBR1000-RR Fireblade in the Superbike and Senior races plus a Honda in the Superstock class.

He has also entered the reintroduced Lightweight TT on a Kawasaki ER6 Supertwin machine supplied by Paul Shoesmith's Ice Valley racing team, which Andrews will also ride at the North West 200.

Scot Keith Amor was TT hero McGuinness's team-mate on the roads in 2011 but was forced to retire from the sport due to injury.



Related Pictures

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Simon Andrews on the Isle of Man TT course
James Hillier in the Senior race at the Isle of Man TT
Guy Martin in the Senior TT
John McGuinness on the Honda Fireblade in the Senior race at the Isle of Man TT
Senior TT race winner Michael Dunlop
Dean Harrison on his way to victory in the Lightweight TT
Michael Dunlop on the BMW Motorrad S1000RR in the Senior TT
Michael Dunlop, Conor Cummins and Guy Martin on the Senior TT podium
Dean Harrison on the Mar-Train Racing Yamaha in the Supersport TT
William Dunlop on the Tyco Suzuki Supersport machine at the Isle of Man TT
John McGuinness on the Valvoline Padgetts Honda in the Superstock race at the Isle of Man TT
Michael Dunlop lines up at the start of the second Supersport TT race
John McGuinness on the Mugen Shiden in the TT Zero race
Bruce Anstey and Michael Dunlop shake hands at the Isle of Man TT after the second Supersport race
Michael Dunlop on his MD Racing Honda in the Supersport TT
John McGuinness on the Mugen machine at the Isle of Man TT
John McGuinness
Karl Harris at the Isle of Man TT

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SIMON R - Unregistered

March 19, 2012 11:30 AM

Good to see Andrews riding,again after his big crash,and cannot wait to see how Karl Harris goes around the Island,hes a big strong lad,he will go well i think.Roll on race week !!!!



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