British motorcycle rider Simon Andrews will join the German Penz13.com BMW Racing team for this year’s Isle of Man TT, which will take place between 24 May and 6 June.
The 29-year old racer, who is still recovering from serious injuries sustained during the World Endurance competition at Le Mans last year, was expected to race for Penz13.com at Macau Grand Prix in 2013 before he had the accident. Team principle of the BMW Racing team Rico Penzkofer said he is very pleased that Andrews is able to join the team this year.
The former British Supersport and Superbike competitor will also race for the team at the North West 200, which will start in early May, and will be also with Penz13.com for the Macau Grand Prix in November.
Andrews will ride a BMW HP4 Superbike prepared by the Penz13.com BMW Racing Team. The racer says that he has already had some success with BMW and knows that these bikes are well built.
The racer was part of Honda TT Legends’ squad in 2013 and also competed in the World Endurance Championship with 20-times TT winner John McGuiness and prominent rider Michael Dunlop, who scored four TT victories in just a week. Andrews’ TT record includes four top-15 finishes. He also finished third at the 2012 Macau Grand Prix, BBC sports reports.
Andrews will start testing with the German team in the coming weeks. He will also compete in the FIM World Endurance Superstock Cup as part of the preparations for the North West 200 race.
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