|Born||25 April 1979|
|Died||13 May 2012 33) (aged|
|1995, 1997-1999||Reading Racers|
|1996, 1999||Poole Pirates|
|1997, 2004||Peterborough Panthers|
|1997||King's Lynn Stars|
| Eastbourne Eagles |
|1999||World Under-21 Champion|
|2003||Elite League Riders Champion|
|1997||Premier League Champion|
|1998||Premier League KO Cup Champion|
|2005||Elite League Pairs Champion|
|2008,2009||Elite League KO Cup winner|
Lee Stewart Richardson (25 April 1979 – 13 May 2012)was a British international motorcycle speedway rider. Richardson represented Great Britain at senior and under-21 level and featured in several World Cup tournaments. Richardson was World Under 21 champion in 1999 and also won the Elite League Riders' Championship in 2003. He was also a fully fledged Grand Prix rider for four seasons from 2003 until 2006. Richardson joined the Lakeside Hammers for the 2009 season. On 13 May 2012, Richardson died of internal bleeding in a Wrocław hospital following a collision with a safety fence during a Polish League match.
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain, is a sovereign country located off the north-western coast of the European mainland. The United Kingdom includes the island of Great Britain, the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland, and many smaller islands. Northern Ireland is the only part of the United Kingdom that shares a land border with another sovereign state, the Republic of Ireland. Apart from this land border, the United Kingdom is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the North Sea to the east, the English Channel to the south and the Celtic Sea to the south-west, giving it the 12th-longest coastline in the world. The Irish Sea separates Great Britain and Ireland. The United Kingdom's 242,500 square kilometres (93,600 sq mi) were home to an estimated 66.0 million inhabitants in 2017.
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|2000||31st||3||19th||1 wild card appearance|
|2002||25th||17||5th||2 wild card appearances. 5th in British Grand Prix|
|2003||16th||45||7th||Missed 2 Grands Prix through injury|
|2004||11th||76||3rd||3rd in British Grand Prix|
|2005||13th||55||2nd||2nd in Polish Grand Prix|
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