Returning Andrews completes first laps on a Superbike

Andrews was full of humour after his first stint
Andrews was full of humour after his first stint Picture: Blind Jake's Unsteadicam

Honda TT Legends star Simon Andrews has ridden a Superbike for the first time since the British Superbike crash last year which almost cost him a leg.

The Evesham man has so far today done a tentative 12 laps at Snetterton, the track at which his crash took place, on the Fireblade he will race alongside John McGuinness at this year’s Isle of Man TT and Northwest 200.

"I was really nervous riding down pitlane for the first time but by the time I had got around to start/finish for the first time that was it, I was ready to go. It feels like I have never been away, which is great. You have got to put trust in the fact you know what you’re doing and the team is doing and that you’ve been doing it for so long it will come to you," said Andrews, speaking to at Snetterton.

"Obviously I’ve got stuff to do and there’s a lot to improve on. I thought getting back on would be a lot more difficult than it was. The bike feels very fast especially with the ABS but the system works great. It properly drops anchor and controls the rear brake really well. The team said it would take a while to get used to the ABS but literally after half a lap, it felt good. It does wheelies dead easy!"

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