A British Superbike rider has died after an accident at Donington Park

British Superbike rider Ben Godfrey has died of a collision with another motorist in Donington Park.

The 25-year-old collapsed on the Leicestershire circuit Sunday during No Limits Track Day and died shortly after.

Godfrey in the Redgate corner with another rider and fell out of his machine "in a second advanced group session," the company said.

In a statement on Instagram, "Despite receiving immediate medical attention, Ben (Ben) suffered serious injuries and died shortly afterward."

Director Mark Neat said: “I was very sad that Ben died of injuries.

"Ben was a really intelligent young man and was very friendly with a lot of people on the paddle. He was always smiling and had time for everyone.

"He is very excited about the start of the season and has been involved in many track days over the past month. Our thoughts are with his family, his partner Jordan and his teammates and friends."

The Godfrey Ducati performance at the end of this year was due to competition in all three cups. Speaking to the competition's website, he said: "When I started riding bikes at the age of five," he said: "I have a friend's little motto and I have to go and be blonde. I grabbed him straight."

After that, Godfrey said he "progressed through the ranks."

Bennett's British Superbike Championship Race Director Stuart Higgs tweeted that Ben was a "great character" and condoled the rider's family.

Fellow contestant Sam Home said Ben was "taken very quickly".

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