Lee Vernon succumbs to injuries following an accident in the Dundrod 150 Superbike race
ROAD racer Lee Vernon succumbed to his injuries after crasing at the Dundrod 150 road races in Northern Ireland.
The 24-year-old, from Stoke-on-Trent, died on Friday night after suffering serious injuries in a crash in the closing Dundrod 150 Superbike race on Thursday night.
Noel Johnston, clerk of the course, said: "I am deeply saddened by the news of Lee's death. He first came to Dundrod as an 18-year-old novice and has been back every year since. He was lovely lad and a credit to the sport and to his family. He will be sorely missed."
A statement from the race organisers, Dundrod and District Motorcycle Club said: "Lee's family have asked for people to respect their privacy and give them time to come to terms with what has happened.
"They have decided to go along with Lee's wishes for his organs to be donated, so that his memory can live on.
"His family would like to convey their thanks to everyone who has offered their support and to the people who have provided practical help at this difficult time.
"The Dundrod & District Motorcycle Club wish to extend their heartfelt sympathies to Lee's family and circle of friends."
Posted: 13/08/2012 at 20:44
Posted: 17/08/2012 at 18:07
Sorry to read this. The road racers like him are the life of racing, not the overpaid stars like Rossi etc, who every one keeps talking about as if they were important.
Posted: 18/08/2012 at 10:11
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