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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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Jamie Hamilton at the North West 200
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Keith Amor leads Gary Johnson at the North West 200
Gary Johnson at the North West 200
Gary Johnson at the North West 200
Ian Hutchinson on the PBM Kawasaki at the North West 200
Ryan Farquhar leads Jamie Hamilton and Jeremy McWilliams at the North West 200 in the Supertwin class
Alastair Seeley celebrates victory in the Superbike race at the North West 200
John McGuinness at the North West 200 on his Superstock Honda
Lee Johnston on the ECC/Burdens BMW at the North West 200
Ryan Farquhar at the North West 200
Alastair Seeley celebrates his Supersport win at the North West 200
The scene of Sandor Bitter`s crash at the North West 200
Alastair Seeley on the Tyco BMW at the North West 200
Lee Johnston at the North West 200

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TomS

May 17, 2014 11:37 PM

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