Father and son die in TT sidecar tragedy

Saturday 11th June 2022 11:29 am
Richard Stockton (driver) and son Bradley (passenger) were killed in a crash at the Isle of Man TT on Friday
Roger Stockton (driver) and son Bradley (passenger) were killed in a crash at the Isle of Man TT on Friday (CREDIT: Isle of Man TT )

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A father and son died today an incident on the second and final lap of the second sidecar race of this year’s TT races.

Roger Stockton, 56, and Bradley Stockton, 21, from Crewe, Cheshire, lost their lives.

The incident occurred at Ago’s Leap, just under one mile into the lap.

Roger and Bradley were father and son, and driver and passenger respectively.

Roger was an experienced TT competitor, with today’s race marking his 20th TT race start.

He competed at the TT regularly from 2000 to 2008, before then returning in 2010, 2017 and at this year’s event.

In his career, he claimed a total of 12 top-20 finishes and four top-10 finishes, as well as 10 Bronze Replicas.

Bradley was a newcomer to the TT and finished his first TT race on Monday, securing an impressive eighth-place finish alongside his father. 2022 was their fifth season racing together, and Roger and Bradley were regular podium finishers and frontrunners in the British F2 Sidecar Cup Championship, finishing second in the championship in 2021.

Organisers said: ‘The Isle of Man TT Races pass on their deepest sympathy to Roger and Bradley’s families, loved ones, and friends.’

The tragedy happened at the same spot as the one in which César Chanal died in a sidecar race on Saturday.

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