NATIONAL championship rider and club regular Ben Godfrey has died following an incident at Donington Park today.
While riding at a trackday this weekend at his home circuit, the 25-year-old suffered fatal injuries after a crash at the first corner.
A statement from event organiser No Limits reads:
During the second advanced group session of our No Limits Trackday 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 said: “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.
“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.”
Although he was a fixture in the Bennetts British Superbike paddock and the National Superstock 1000 championship, Godfrey – who was set to move to the Ducati TriOptions Cup series this year – was also a mainstay on the club racing scene.
A graduate of the Derby Phoenix club, he could often be spotted in the NG Road Racing, No Limits and Thundersport GB paddocks.
Godfrey even stormed the Darley Moor ranks three years ago to lift the 2017 Stars at Darley crown.
UK Clubsport wishes to extend its sincere condolences to Ben’s family and friends.
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