TT Legends Documentary Star Simon Adrews Dies in the North West 200 Race

It’s a sad day for the two-wheeled road racing world, as we have to announce the passing of Simon Andrews, on Monday, following a horrific crash in the NW200 race in Ireland.
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Rest in peace, Simon AndrewsRest in peace, Simon AndrewsThe Metropole area in the NW200, where Simon Andrews crashed
Andrews, born in 1984, hailed from Evesham, Worcestershire, the UK, and was a really talented, though less fortunate road racer, with solid chances for both World Endurance Chanmpionship and Isle of Man Tourist Trophy glory. Unlike (rather few) road racers who have been relatively lucky not to crash too much, Simon Andrews was involved in several acing accidents which have kept him sidelined, at times.

His talent got him into the amazing TT Legends team, together with racing stars John McGuinness and Cameron Donald, with whom Simon also starred in the high-tension TT Legends Documentary, an 8-piece series we have showcased on autoevolution this spring, too.

Unfortunately, Andrews crashed in the 4th lap of the North West 200 Superstock race, at the Metropole corner pictured below. He was airlifted with a helicopter to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast, with severe head injuries, and after the treatments he received, his condition seemed to improve. He was taken off life support as he was breathing by his own, but in the morning he succumbed to his injuries. In the NW200, he was riding for the BMW team.

"He has had a motorbike since he was four years-old and started racing when he was 16, he loved road racing and he loved competing at the North West 200,” his father said. “Road racing was in his blood and Simon preferred the roads to short circuits. He was fully aware of the dangers involved, but he loved the challenge that offered," he added.

Simon Andrews is the 4th competitor to lose his life in the NW200 race in the last 6 years, alongside Robert Dunlop, Mark Young and Mark Buckley.

Autoevolution expresses sincere condolences to his family, friends, and fellow racers. You can watch Simon race for the TT Legends team in the documentary episodes showcased by autoevolution.
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