Andy Watkins

AMCA Vets Over 50 Champion

Andy the AMCA 500cc Champion in both 1997 and 1998 added another crown to his haul in 2021 by taking the Vets Over 50's title. In the first three rounds though of the series last year, he had to settle for 2nd overall behind Kevin Rogers. Unfortunately Kev was then forced out of action following a crash which resulted in broken ribs, sepsis and an appendix operation!!

Taking full advantage of his unlucky rivals absence, from here onwards Andy led the AMCA Vets Over 50's race all the way ahead of Brian Staples. Using all of his vast experience, knowledge and ability, Andy also finished 7th overall in the final standings of the main Vets Championship table.

Factfile

Age: 56 yrs old

Bike: Honda CRF450

Sponsors & supporters: AJP/ESP

Favourite Championship round of 2021: Coleorton

Least favourite round of 2021: Hawkstone Park

Most memorable moto of 2021: At Lower Drayton when I gated top five and managed to bring it home in 7th.

Worst moment of 2021: Hawkstone Park when I was stuck in a rut for two entire laps, so tiring!!

2021 Championship Stats

Motos

1st 17
2nd 9

Podiums

1st 7
2nd 3
3rd 1