Tributes have been paid to superbike star Simon Andrews who died today in hospital after a crash in Northern Ireland.
He was riding for the Penz13.com BMW team in the North West 200 race in Northern Ireland at the weekend when the accident happened.
A statement from Vauxhall International, who run the race, said he was given immediate medical care at the trackside before being airlifted to the intensive care unit at Belfast's Royal Victoria Hospital.
He died today with his parents, Stuart and Dee, his girlfriend Lisa and best friend Breakers, by his bedside - and his parents have donated his organs, saying it was what he would have wanted.
His father Stuart paid tribute to the talented rider, who was born in Evesham in Worcestershire, saying he and his wife were very proud of what Simon had accomplished.
North West 200 event director Mervyn Whyte also paid tribute to the man he described as a "superb rider and a great character".