Andrews survives monster crash

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Simon Andrews was concussed, battered and bruised after he had barrel-rolled across the gravel trap on the first lap of the final race at Oulton on Sunday.

The MSS Kawasaki rider had finished sixth and ninth (with a stone through the radiator casuing his engine to overheat) in the previous two races but highsided at the brow of the hill going into Cascades and took a frightening trip to the barrier.

Andrews was taken to hospital for observation but returned to the track on Monday morning to meet up with the rest of his crew who had gone ahead with their end of season party!

Andrews said: “I feel like death after that. It was a big one and my body is telling me all about it! 

It wasn’t the end of season the team had hope for with team-mate Julien Da Costa’s best result being a sixth in the final race.

Team boss Nick Morgan said: “I’m glad Simon is okay after his crash – shame we can’t say the same about the bike. It’s wrecked.”

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Gary Pinchin

By Gary Pinchin