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Lloyds British Jentin Yamaha's Simon Andrews finished the 2008 Bennetts British Superbike season with two positive top ten finishes. The 25-year-old gained an eighth and seventh place respectively in the two 30-laps races at the Brands Hatch Indy Circuit at the weekend.

The Evesham based rider managed to finish a very creditable eighth place in the overall Championship standings and just missed out on winning the 'Airwaves Kick Up A Gear Award'.
The Jentin team spent time finding Andrews a good set up for the tight 1.2-mile track and despite a few initial problems, Andrews managed to make it through to the final stage of the F1 style qualifying session, the first time since its introduction back at Cadwell Park.

He has narrowly missed out at the previous rounds but clung in this time and secured tenth place on the starting grid, with a time of 46.579 only 0.7 off pole position setter Shane Byrne.
In the baking sunshine Andrews did not gain a good start in race one and was blocked into the first corner pushing him back to 12th position. Fighting hard he was able to work his way past Easton, McConnell and Palmer and was soon through to ninth place, making progress on Michael Rutter he was unable to bridge the gap in the closing stages and had to settle for eighth place after the retirement of Michael Laverty on lap 27.
A better start in race two saw the youngster hold his position and he was soon battling for places with John Laverty and Gary Mason and fending off the attacks from the pair Andrews took comfortably seventh place.
"It's been a long season with a few problems at the start and then my bad injuries just before Knockhill and my battle for full fitness up until now," said Andrews.


"I'm pleased with the results I got today and also happy with how my season has gone with the Jentin Racing team. My knee still isn't right and now that the season is over I will be having an operation on it to make sure that I am 100% fit for next year.

"I would like to thank the following people for helping me and supporting me throughout the season and who helped me achieve the results that I have, Shoei, Sidi, PSI Leathers, Vale Vehicle Movement, Dan Gabb my trainer, Skins and also the entire Lloyds British Jentin racing team for allowing me to be here."

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