Simon Andrews In Critical Condition After NW200 Crash


Simon Andrews is in a critical condition following a big accident at the Metropole in Saturday’s Superstock race at the North West 200.

Andrews was taken from the scene of the accident to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast by helicopter.

The Worcestershire rider was riding for the Penz13.com BMW team in the Superstock race and was part of a large group of riders near the top of the field. He has a history of bad injuries, including accidents at Thruxton, the Isle of Man TT and most recently suffering serious injuries at last year’s Le Mans 24 Hours race.

The incident was the second serious incident of the meeting, with Frenchman Franck Petricola crashing heavily during a practice session. Petricola is currently being treated for his injuries at Royal Victoria Hospital.

  • sprite68

    So sorry to read this. How much more does this one man have to go through to do what he loves? Hoping for a speedy recovery x

  • Mick

    Simon it is time to retire, so sad this had happened to you yet again,

  • Birdie

    Think it’s time for him to call it quits.

  • Gavan Caldwell

    Simon has suffered so much – best wishes for a full recovery.

  • Darren

    Hate to say it, but Fate is trying to tell you something.

  • sheene7

    All the best Simon for a speedy recovery

  • marcus

    Great bloke and great rider praying for you mate

  • Graham king.

    Top fellow and great talent. Speedy recovery to you.

  • mega

    It is his choice to keep to on riding so please stop telling him what to do birdie.

  • Chris

    I agree I met this guy at the tt and what a nice fella…however roads are totally different to short track….marc Marquez for instance should never have won the motogp title last year falling off at speed..he was a very lucky boy on a number of occasions…however road racing well that’s different, no run off in most races and no room for error unlike the so called top level motogp…..simon has had a few of these and it may be time to think about short track full time…or even retirement….what ever decision he makes I hope he’s well….much love from the midlands

  • Chalky

    Mega im pretty sure he’s not going to tke advice from birdie, She is however entitled to her opinion so chill out.