Isle of Man TT 2012: Andrews focused on TT success

Simon Andrews - Photo - Dave Kneen

Evesham racer Simon Andrews is focused on Isle of Man TT success after recovering from the broken leg he sustained at Snetterton in July.

Andrews was the quickest newcomer in 2011 after posting a lap of 125mph in the Senior TT, but has not raced since the accident.

He said: "I'm really looking forward to competing again and I am especially looking forward to the TT races."

Andrews will team up with 17-time TT winner John McGuinness in 2012.

The Honda Legends team of Andrews and McGuinness will contest the Superbike, Superstock and Senior TT races. Andrews will also enter the new Supertwin Lightweight TT.

After seven months out Andrews will make his competitive return for the Honda TT Legends team in a 24-Hour World Endurance race at Bol D'or on 14 April.

He will be part of a four-strong line-up which boasts 20 TT wins, with McGuinness, Cameron Donald and Gary Johnson.

The 27-year-old continued: "I'm getting back to full fitness and the endurance racing is going to give me more time on the bike than competing in the BSB.

"I definitely want to improve at this year's TT but I'm not going to put myself under unnecessary pressure by saying I'm going to break the 130mph. I am really happy with my team and I know what I need to do to improve.

"To go fast on a Superbike at the TT I need to continue to study the Mountain Course and stay relaxed. If I can do that the speed will come."

The Worcestershire-based racer will also contest the North West 200 and Macau Grand Prix in 2012.