Two men travelling in convoy with a Hells Angel when he was shot dead in Warwickshire have described the last moments of his life to a murder trial jury.
Giving evidence through a Polish interpreter, the witnesses told Birmingham Crown Court how Gerry Tobin had fallen on to the carriageway of the M40 almost immediately after being shot.
Mr Tobin, a 35-year-old from Mottingham in south-east London, died instantly when he was shot in the head as he travelled home from the Bulldog Bash biker event at Long Marston, near Stratford-upon-Avon, in August last year.
Giving evidence to the trial of six men accused of Mr Tobin's murder, Pawel Lec and Marcin Cichocki both told how they saw a weapon levelled at Mr Tobin from the window of a passing car.
Mr Lec, who was riding one of two other motorbikes which were in convoy with Mr Tobin, said he had pulled over into the middle lane to allow a speeding Rover car to pass.
The witness told the jury: "I saw hands holding a pistol or some other kind of weapon.
"There were two shots fired... the car drove off and it looked like nothing had happened to Gerry.
"We were driving as if nothing had happened and after a very short time - two or three seconds - I noticed that Gerry let off the handles of his bike and fell underneath the wheels of my bike."
Mr Cichocki, Mr Lec’s pillion passenger, described how his attention was drawn to the car by its strange movements.
“It evened out its speed with Tobin,” the witness recalled. “From the left-hand side window a hand appeared holding what looked like a weapon.
“I am not 100 per cent sure but I think he made some small movements with his hand – I thought it was some kind of joke or something.”
The hand then disappeared back into the car, which drove off, Mr Cichocki said.
“Tobin released his hold on the right-hand side handle and fell to the back.”
The Crown alleges that two gunmen from the rival Outlaws gang shot at Mr Tobin after tailing him on the A46 and the M40 as he returned home from the annual Bulldog Bash festival.
Simon Turner, a 41-year-old from Nuneaton, and 53-year-old Malcolm Bull from Milton Keynes, are on trial alongside four men from Coventry - Karl Garside, 45, his brother Dane Garside, 42, Dean Taylor, 47, and 46-year-old Ian Cameron.