While competing at the No Limits Track Days event, at Donington Park, British Superbike rider, Ben Godfrey was killed in a tragic crash.
The British Superbike community is mourning the loss of the 25-year-old who died of injuries sustained in a collision with another rider at the Leicestershire circuit on Sunday evening.
A statement from No Limits Trackdays issued via Instagram read: “During the second advanced group session of our No Limits Trackday today at Donington Park, Ben Godfrey 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.”
Mark Neate, the owner of No Limits Trackdays paid tribute to Godfrey, saying: “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.”
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.’