A very saddening piece of news is coming to the front. According to reports, a father and a son have died after getting involved in a crash at the Isle of Man TT. This resulted in the controversial festival’s death toll standing at five. The duo has been identified as Roger Stockton and Bradley Stockton. The news has shaken everyone to the core ever since it surfaced on the internet. People are coming forward and are expressing their sadness about their unfortunate demise. Here, find out how did the accident occur and how did they die.
Reports confirm that the pair from Crewe died following an incident that happened at Ago’s Leap during the second lap of Friday’s second sidecar race. It has been coming forward that the father and the son duo had finished eighth in Monday’s first attempt. With that, they have become the fourth and fifth racers to have died at the Isle of Man TT this year. As per the sources, the 56-year-old Roger was an Isle of Man TT veteran while his 21-year-old son Bradley was appearing in his very first race that sadly became his last too.
Following the incident, an official statement was issued which read that with a deep sense of sorrow, the Isle of Man TT Races can confirm that Roger Stockton and Bradley Stockton were both killed in an incident on the second and final lap of the second Sidecar Race of the 2022 Isle of Man TT Races. It was further stated that the incident took place at Ago’s Leap, just under one mile into the lap. Apart from being the father and son, Roger and Bradley were also the driver and passenger respectively. The statement continued that Roger was an experienced TT competitor.
The last race of Roger Stockton also marked his 20th TT race start. Reportedly, he took part in the TT regularly from 2000 to 2008. After taking two years gap, he returned in 2010, 2017, and this year’s event. Roger bagged a total of twelve top-20 finishes and four top-10 finishes along with 10 Bronze Replicas. On another hand, Bradley was a newcomer to the TT and was participating in his first TT race on Monday where he secured 8th-place along with his father. The Isle of Man TT extended their deepest condolences and sympathy to Roger and Bradley’s families, friends, and loved ones. Follow our site for more latest updates.