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NW200: Simon Andrews loses fight for life

Simon Andrews has died following an accident at the North West 200
English rider Simon Andrews has died following an incident in the Superstock race at the North West 200.

A statement released by the race organisers on Monday afternoon said:

"Following a crash at Saturday's Vauxhall International North West 200, Simon Andrews has passed away in Belfast's Royal Victoria Hospital today.

"The 31 year old, from Evesham in Worcestershire, was riding for the Penz13.com BMW team when he crashed on the approach to Metropole corner on lap four of the Superstock race. No other riders were involved in the incident.

"After immediate medical care at the trackside, Simon was airlifted by helicopter to the intensive care unit of the Belfast Royal Victoria hospital where he died today with his parents, Stuart and Dee, his girlfriend Lisa and best friend Breakers, by his bedside."

As well as his road racing commitments, Simon had been competing in the British Superbike Championship with the RAF Reserves Honda team.

Crash.net wishes to send its sincerest condolences to Simon's family and friends at this difficult time.



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RAF Reserves Honda rider Simon Andrews
Simon Andrews [pic credit: Gavan Caldwell]
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Alastair Seeley leads his Tyco BMW team-mate Ian Hutchinson in the Superbike race at the North West 200.
Glenn Irwin won the feature Superbike race at the North West 200.
Alastair Seeley on the Tyco BMW Superstock machine at the North West 200.
Glenn Irwin on the PBM Ducati at the North West 200.
Michael Rutter on the Bathams BMW at the North West 200
Alastair Seeley on the Tyco BMW at the North West 200.
Michael Dunlop on the Bennetts Suzuki at the North West 200
Alastair Seeley on the Tyco BMW at the North West 200.
Michael Rutter with Ryan Farquhar and Jeremy McWilliams at the North West 200 in 2012.
Lee Johnston has teamed up with Ryan Farquhar to race a KMR Kawasaki in the NI Air Ambulance colours at the North West 200 and Isle of Man TT.
Alastair Seeley with the Tyco BMW he will race at the North West 200.
Action from the 2016 North West 200
Andrew Soar.
Lee Johnston on the East Coast/Burdens Triumph at the North West 200.
Michael Rutter in action at the North West 200

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TomS

May 17, 2014 11:37 PM

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