British Superbike 2011 champion who had a stellar motorcycle racing career, with more than 50 podiums in over 180 races.
He had a bad motorcycle accident when first starting out, resulting in severe injuries to his liver and spleen.
He was the youngest British Superbike racer to start in the front row of the grid - and he did it his rookie year.
He grew up in Beckenham, Kent along with his brother, Jimmy, another racer.
Guy Martin was another well-known motorcycle racer from Britain.