MSS Colchester Kawasaki’s Simon Andrews has revealed he is desperate to ride at the Donington Park World Superbike round later this month after missing out on a spot last year.
The Evesham man was pencilled in for a wildcard ride on the Jentin Yamaha last year, but a testing crash at Mallory Park ruled him out and he doesn’t want to miss the opportunity in 2009.
"I really want to see what I can do on the world stage. Of course, I would much prefer it to be with my MSS team as I know the bike, I get on great with team and I think we can put on a good show," said Andrews, speaking to bikesportnews.com this lunchtime.
"Nick and the guys have worked so hard this season and the results are coming. We’ve proved we can run at the front in BSB over the last six races, so to go as a wildcard with MSS on our own bikes would be awesome. I’d really like to show what the team is capable of on that level.
"I don’t know if that is in Nick’s plans yet but if it isn’t, my name has been mentioned to Paul Bird as a replacement rider in his Kawasaki World Superbike team if Makoto Tamada hasn’t recovered from his broken wrist."