It’s with sad news that we begin this Monday’s coverage, as we regret to report that popular road racer Simon Andrews has succumb to the head injuries he sustained in a crash during the North West 200.
Andrews was racing with the Penz13.com BMW team on Saturday, when he had a horrific crash during the NW200 Superstock race. The crash occurred during the fourth lap of the race, near the Metropole corner in Portrush.
Airlifted to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast, reports on Andrews’ condition seemed to improve on Sunday, as the 29-year-old had been taken off life support and was breathing on his own, but Andrews unfortunately passed away this morning from his injuries.
A well liked member of the road racing paddock, Andrews also competed in the British Superbike and World Endurance championships, the latter with his fellow TT riders, as a part of the Honda TT Legends team.
Andrews was an up-and-coming star in road racing, and surely would have been a race contender at the upcoming Isle of Man TT.
Asphalt & Rubber would like to express our deep condolences to his family and friends. He will be sorely missed.