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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.



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Shaun Harris at the Isle of Man TT in 2007.
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Malachi Mitchell-Thomas and John Burrows.
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John McGuinness on the Honda Racing Fireblade at the Macau Grand Prix.
Action from the 2015 North West 200.

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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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