Isle of Man TT 2022: Roger and Bradley Stockton have died
Roger and Bradley Stockton have died following an incident on the final lap of the second Sidecar Race at the 2022 Isle of Man TT.
Roger and Bradley were father and son, and driver and passenger respectively. The duo, from Crewe, Cheshire, were involved in an incident at Ago’s Leap, just under one mile into the second and final lap of the race.
Roger, 51, was an experienced racer at the TT, with today’s race marking his 20th TT race start. He was a regular at the event between 2000 and 2008, before returning in 2010, 2017 and at this year’s event.
During his TT career, Roger claimed a total of 12 top 20 finishes and four top 10 finishes, as well as 10 Bronze Replicas.
Bradley, 21, was a TT newcomer and finished eighth in the opening Sidecar race alongside his father. Bradley made his first visit to the TT as a one-year-old and once he turned 16, he decided that he wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps, asking if he could race alongside him as his passenger.
Away from the roads, 2022 was their fifth season racing together. Roger and Bradley were regular podium finishers and frontrunners in the British F2 Sidecar Cup Championship, ending 2021 as the runners-up.
Our thoughts are with Roger and Bradley’s family and friends at this difficult time.