Published Friday, 10 August 2012
Lee Vernon prior to the crash at the Dundrod 150. (© Pacemaker)
Lee Vernon, who is from Stoke on Trent, was travelling at high speed when he lost control during the Superbike race on Thursday evening.
The race was stopped and the 24-year-old was taken to the Royal Victoria by an ambulance with a police escort in a critical condition.
Mr Vernon died in hospital.
In a statement, Dundrod & District Motorcycle Club said: "It is with much sadness that the Dundrod & District Motorcycle Club confirm that Lee Vernon has passed away in hospital following an incident during the Dundrod 150 road races on Thursday."
Mr Vernon's family have thanked everyone who has offered support, and asked for people to respect their privacy and give them time to come to terms with what has happened.
Clerk of the Course Noel Johnston 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."