National Superstock 1000 and Endurance World Championship rider Ben Godfrey has died after he was involved in accident while participating in an track day at Donington Park.

The 25-year old was riding in a No Limits track day at the Leicestershire circuit during the second outing in the advanced group when he collided with another rider on the run into Redgate.

Unfortunately, Godfrey sustained serious injuries in the incident and despite medical assistance he succumbed to his injuries a short time afterwards.

“I am so desperately sad that Ben died from the injuries he sustained. Ben really was a fantastic young man and friends with so many people in the paddock, he was always smiling and had time for everyone,” No Limits director Mark Neate said in a statement.

“He was very excited for the start of the season and had taken part in many trackdays in the last month. Our thoughts are with his family, his partner Jordan and his team-mates and friends.”

In 2019 Godfrey competed in the National Superstock 1000 Championship riding a Suzuki with the Jones Dorling Racing team. He finished 15th in the overall standings, scoring a best result of fourth place during at Brands Hatch.

In addition, he also participated in the Endurance World Championship Bol d’Or 24-hour and the Malaysian 8 Hours.

For 2020 Godfrey had switched to the Ducati Performance TriOptions Cup where he was due to compete with the Art of Racing team would like to extend our sincerest condolences to Ben’s family and friends at this difficult time.