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NW200: Simon Andrews’ family ‘by his bedside’

Simon Andrews signs autographs for fans during a 'meet the riders' event in Coleraine prior to the North West 200

Simon Andrews signs autographs for fans during a 'meet the riders' event in Coleraine prior to the North West 200

 

Former top North West 200 newcomer Simon Andrews remains in a critical condition in the Royal Victoria Hospital following a crash in the Superstock race on Saturday.

The 29-year-old suffered serious injuries when he came off on the approach to Metropole corner in Portrush on the fourth lap, with his machine bursting into flames.

The injured rider has been joined by his family at his bedside in the Intensive Care Unit at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast.

He was airlifted to hospital following the incident on Saturday and the race was immediately stopped.

From Evesham in Worcestershire, Andrews was badly hurt in a crash at the Le Mans 24-Hour race last year while competing with the Honda TT Legends team

He was riding at the North West 200 for the Penz13.com BMW team.

On Tuesday, French rider Franck Petricola suffered serious injuries when he crashed during practice at Primrose corner.

The 31-year-old’s condition is said to be improving.

 

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