Danny Ayres is confirmed dead at the age of 33.
Danny was best known as a British speedway rider.
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Danny Ayres
Born(1986-08-16)16 August 1986[1]
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk[2]
Died1 February 2020(2020-02-01) (aged 33)
Nationality England
WebsiteDanny Ayres Racing #15
Career history
2014, 2015Kent Kings
2016Glasgow Tigers
2017Cradley Heathens
2017King's Lynn Stars
2017Leicester Lions
2017Redcar Bears
2018, 2019Mildenhall Fen Tigers
2019Scunthorpe Scorpions[1]
Team honours
2015National League Pairs
2016Premier League Knockout Cup
2018National Trophy[1]
Danny Ayres (1986–2020) was a speedway rider who rode in Great Britain.
Career
Danny Ayres began his career in motocross and converted to speedway relatively late, in 2014. He rode for various teams, including Kent Kings, Glasgow Tigers, King's Lynn Stars, Leicester Lions, Redcar Bears, and Scunthorpe Scorpions. He and Ben Morley were National League Pairs champions in 2015, and Ayres came second in the 2015 National League Riders' Championship.
The final official averages of 2019 gave Danny Ayres an average of 5.51 on the Scunthorpe Scorpions Championship team.
He was injured in a National League match in August 2019, breaking his left tibia. He did not ride again competitively until January 2020. At the time of his death, according to SpeedwayGB, "he preparing for the forthcoming season with Premiership Ipswich and Scunthorpe in the Championship."
Death
Danny Ayres died unexpectedly in February 2020. In the East Anglian Daily Times, written after Ayres' death, he was described as being "hugely popular with speedway folk throughout the country for his all-action style." Various people paid tribute, including Scott Nicholls, Scunthorpe Scorpions, Cradley Heathens, and Peterborough Panthers.
No cause of death has been announced as yet, but immediately after his death, his partner described it as him having "lost his battle" and encouraged anyone struggling with their mental health to seek help.
At his funeral, on the 14 February, the hearse made a final lap of the Mildenhall Fen Tigers' track.
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