FGSport, the promoters of the World Superbike and World Supersport championships, have paid tribute to Craig Jones.
The 23-year-old Parkalgar Honda rider succumbed to injuries sustained in his accident at Brands Hatch in the early hours of Monday morning, having received expert medical attention at the circuit prior to being airlifted to the Royal London Hospital for further treatment.
In a statement, FGSport CEO Paolo Flammini paid tribute to the young Briton and said his death would cast a shadow over the WSBK paddock.
"We are all deeply saddened by the tragic loss of Craig Jones following the injuries he received in his accident during the Supersport race," he said. "Despite his young age, Craig had been part of the World Superbike and Supersport scene for the past five years and he will be deeply missed by everyone in the paddock.
"He was having a great season with the Parkalgar Team and his race at Brands Hatch was another demonstration of his great talent. We at FGSport would like to convey our thoughts and sincerest condolences to his family and friends."
FIM president Vito Ippolito and CEO Guy Maitre have also extended their sincere condolences to Jones' family, friends and his National Federation.