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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]
Simon Andrews
Lee Johnston on the East Coast/Burdens Triumph at the North West 200.
Michael Rutter in action at the North West 200
John McGuinness on the Honda Racing Fireblade at the North West 200.
John McGuinness on the Honda Fireblade at the North West 200
Ian Hutchinson on the Tyco BMW in the Superstock race at the North West 200
Jeremy McWilliams on the Mar-Train Yamaha at the North West 200
Ivan Lintin on the Devitt RC Express Kawasaki at the North West 200
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Ian Hutchinson on the Tyco BMW Superstock machine at the North West 200.
John McGuinness on the Honda Fireblade at the North West 200
Michael Rutter on the Bathams SMT BMW at the North West 200
Ryan Farquhar and Dan Cooper at the North West 200
Alastair Seeley celebrates winning his 16th North West 200 in the Supersport race from Ian Hutchinson and Martin Jessopp.
Alastair Seeley on the Briggs BMW Superbike at the North West 200.
Alastair Seeley on the Gearlink Kawasaki at the North West 200

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TomS

May 17, 2014 11:37 PM

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