Father and son sidecar racers killed during final lap at Isle of Man TT
A father and son sidecar team have died during an incident in the final lap of a sidecar race at the Isle of Man TT.
Roger, aged 56 and Bradley Stockton, aged 21 were both killed during a crash at Ago's Leap, just under one mile into the lap.
The father and son duo were from Crewe in Cheshire.
Today marked Roger’s 20th race start in his 11th TT appearance. Bradley was competing in his second race at his first TT.
Racing together, they recorded an impressive 8th-place finish in the first Sidecar Race of TT 2022, with a best lap at an average speed of 106.00mph.
Race organisers have issued a statement saying they extend their deepest sympathy to their families, loved ones and friends.
The statement also says "Whilst it was Bradley’s first TT as a competitor, it was by no means his first experience of the TT, having grown up in the paddock and made his first visit as a one-year old.
"Aged 16, he decided that he wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps and asked if he could race alongside him as his passenger. Once he had returned to the Isle of Man to begin studying the course, he said ‘he couldn’t wait to race in the TT‘.
"The loss of two members of our paddock and two people from the same family is truly heart-breaking, but the bond between a father and son who achieved their dream to compete together at the TT provides us with a glimmer of light at such a dark time."
Five competitors have died at the 2022 TT races.
Friday May 10 was supposed to be the final day of racing but due to weather it has been postponed until tomorrow.