He was described by those who raced with him as "a great captain and a wonderful father and husband". Today the inquest into the death of speedway racer Lee Richardson from Hastings recorded a verdict of accidental death.
The father-of-three died in an horrific crash in Poland last year. From Hastings Coroner's Court, David Johns reports and speaks to Lee's mother Julie Bowles.
An inquest is due to start later into the death of star British speedway rider and Lakeside Hammers Lee Richardson. Mr Richardson of St Leonards-on-Sea, died following a crash at a race meeting in Poland. The inquest will take place at Hastings Magistrates' Court.