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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
Simon Andrews [pic credit: Gavan Caldwell]
John McGuinness on the Padgett`s Honda Supersport machine at the North West 200
John McGuinness on the Honda Fireblade at the North West 200
Tyco Suzuki rider Guy Martin at the North West 200
William Dunlop on the Tyco Suzuki at the North West 200
William Dunlop leads Conor Cummins at the North West 200
William Dunlop leads Conor Cummins at the North West 200
William Dunlop leads Conor Cummins in the first Superbike race at the North West 200
Michael Dunlop on the BMW S1000RR Superbike at the North West 200
Michael Dunlop celebrates victory in the Superbike race at the North West 200
Michael Dunlop on his Superstock BMW at the North West 200
John McGuinness on the Honda Racing Fireblade at the North West 200
Michael Dunlop on the BMW Motorrad S1000RR at the North West 200
Alastair Seeley celebrates victory at North West 200
Simon Andrews

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WBS

May 19, 2014 11:54 PM

Simon has been lost to us today and another rider from Lusk in Dublin was lost a few weeks ago at the Tandragee 100 . That makes 2 fatalities and the TT starting in a few days. Hope thats the end of the bad news for this season. Lets all pray for a safe incident free TT



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