The team at Forcefield would like to pass on their commiserations to the family and friends of speedway racer Lee Richardson who sadly died earlier in May while riding for his Polish side Rzeszow in Wroclaw.
Hastings-born Richardson, a regular on the Grand Prix circuit between 2002 and 2006, was a former World Under-21 champion and is Britain's all-time World Cup points scorer, collecting 240 points across 10 championships.
His final appearance in the Elite League - Britain's top speedway division - was on Friday 11th May, when he contributed an impressive 10-point haul to a 59-37 win over his former club Peterborough.
The 1997 Elite League Riders champion also featured for Coventry, King's Lynn, Poole, Reading, Swindon and Eastbourne during a 17-year career.
Hammers owner Stuart Douglas added: "Lee's death is a truly shocking piece of news.
"Sometimes the dangers the riders face in this sport are sidelined in the competitive spirit, but this proves just how brave speedway riders are.
"Lee is a magnificent rider and our club, and the speedway family around the world, are left totally bereft by this tragedy."