A Sussex speedway rider would have known "perfectly well" the risks he faced before he was killed in a horrific crash, a coroner said.
Riders and fans mourned the loss of Lee Richardson, one of Speedway's biggest stars, at a race meeting last night.
Sussex Speedway star, Lee Richardson, died today after being fatally injured in a race in Poland. Statement from his UK team below.
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.
Lee Richardson, who was 33, from Hastings was killed during a race in Poland. The international rider raced for the Poole Pirates, the Reading Racers, the Swindon Robins, the Eastbourne Eagles and the Lakeside Hammers during his 17-year career.
Speedway's Lakeside Hammers travel to Poole Pirates tonight for their first meeting following the death of their captain Lee Richardson. The 33-year-old was killed in a crash in Poland on Sunday. The father of three raced for clubs across the South in a career spanning 17 years.