British Superbike star Ben Godfrey dies in a tragic crash at age 25
British Superbike Championship rider Ben Godfrey has died after being involved in a crash at Donington Park.
The 25-year-old professional motorcyclist fell from his bike while competing at the No Limits Track Days event at the motorsport circuit located in Leicestershire.
A statement from the company read:
‘During the second advanced group session of our No Limits Track day today at Donington Park, Ben Godfrey, 25, collided with another bike on the approach to Redgate and fell from his machine.
‘Tragically, he suffered serious injuries and despite immediate medical assistance trackside, he succumbed to his injuries shortly after.’
No Limits Trackdays director Mark Neate paid tribute to Godfrey, saying:
‘I am so desperately sad that Ben Godfrey 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.
‘Our thoughts are with his family, his partner Jordan and his team mates and friends.’
Godfrey had been due to represent Team BGR in the Ducati TiOptions Cup at Silverstone later this year.
Fellow British Superbike rider Glenn Irwin also paid tribute to Godfrey, writing on Twitter:
‘Rest in peace Ben Godfrey. King of the Dutch Superbike race at Assen.’
Leicestershire Police confirmed they were called to an ‘organised racing event’ at Donnington at around 11.20am on Sunday and that one person had died after an incident.
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