Two die in Manx GP Junior race

The Manx Motorcycle Club has issued the following statement after today’s (Wednesday) Junior Manx GP race:

The Manx Motorcycle Club, organisers of the Manx Grand Prix, regret to announce the death of a second rider at today’s Manx Grand Prix.

Both riders were involved in a racing accident at Alpine Cottage on the second lap of the Junior race shortly before 11am. The race was later abandoned.

Chris Bradshaw, 39, a Traffic Police Officer from Tamworth in Birmingham was taken to Nobles Hospital by air-med but was declared dead at the Hospital.

Chris first competed on the Isle of Man in 2004 and finished 37th in last year’s Senior MGP race.

James Adam, 28, a serving officer in the Royal Navy, from Prestwick in Scotland who was also involved in the incident was attended to by the air-med team but was declared dead at the scene.

James first competed on the Isle of Man in 2009, finishing ninth in the Newcomers race and 27th in the Senior MGP.

The next of kin of both families have been informed.

The Manx Motorcycle club extends their deepest sympathy to the family and friends of both men.

The incident is now being investigated by the Isle of Man Constabulary who are preparing a report for the Coroner of Inquests.

Gary Pinchin

By Gary Pinchin