New team-mate for McGuinness

John McGuinness''Picture by Glynne Lewis
John McGuinness''Picture by Glynne Lewis

FASTEST 2011 TT Races Newcomer Simon Andrews will team up with 17 time TT Champion John McGuinness in the Honda Legends team for the 2012 Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy, Honda Motor Europe announced today.

McGuinness secured his 16th and 17th TT victories on the Isle of Man in 2011 with wins in the Dainese Superbike and PokerStars Senior TT as well as winning the overall championship.

Meanwhile Worcester based Andrews recorded a lap of 125.174 as he took 11th place in the PokerStars Senior Race.

He also finished 11th in the Royal London 360 Superbike Race in his debut year.

The pair will also be part of a four strong line up with Australian Cameron Donald and 2011 Monster Energy Supersport Race winner Gary Johnson in the FIM Endurance World Championship.

The team will campaign on the Isle of Man aboard the 2012 version of the CBR1000RR Fireblade as Honda celebrates the 20th anniversary of the legendary machine.

See The Visitor (07-02-12) for full story.