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.
More top news
Friday's lunch time weather for the west of the region
Friday's pollen count with Amanda Houston
Friday's lunch time weather for the east of the region