Twitter superstar and motorcycle racer Simon Andrews has been announced as part of a two-rider lineup at RAF Reserves Honda, joining Manxman Connon Cummins in the team. They will compete in the superstock class of the MCE British Superbike Championship onboard Honda’s new Fireblade SP. It marks a welcome return to racing for Andrews who suffered potentially career ending injuries during a crash at Le Mans last year.
Cummins will also campaign the new Fireblade SP in the superstock classes of the NW200 and Isle of Man TT for the RAF Reserves team. Meanwhile Andrews will be on board the penz13.com BMW S1000RR for his superstock effort.
Andrews said: “I am feeling good about the season ahead and I think that my experience in the World Endurance Championship will benefit me, as we have seen that consistency pays off particularly with the Showdown format. The Honda Fireblade makes a good package in BSB and Alex (Lowes) showed that last season and so this is the perfect situation for me to make a comeback in the Championship and for the team to make the step up – it is an exciting time! I am definitely setting out for at least a couple of trophies this year; the body is feeling pretty good now and I feel like I am in the best place I have been for the past few years. I am coming back to MCE BSB with a strong head and a strong attitude and I am looking forward to it.”
Cummins commented: “I feel brilliant and after a couple of years away from racing in the Superstock Championship I want to come back and give a good account of myself. In 2010 I was running up the front and getting results, so there is no reason why we can’t be up there again and challenging for the results. It is a competitive field and lots of us want to do the business but I am definitely coming back to really fight for results.”