Tragic news from Isle of Man TT

Tragic news from this years Isle of Man TT. Jochem van den Hoek and Alan Bonner died yesterday. Davey Lambert passed away following an incident in the Superbike curtain raiser on Sunday.

Alan Bonner, aged 33, from County Meath in the Republic of Ireland died yesterday afternoon (June 7th) during a qualifying session for the Senior TT. He made his TT mountain course debut at the 2014 TT Races and had a highest placed finish of fifteenth, which he achieved in the 2015 Senior TT. He was the fastest ever TT rider from the Republic of Ireland with a lap of 127.090mph which he achieved in 2015.

Jochem van den Hoek, aged 28, from Werkendam in Holland, died yesterday morning (June 7th) during the Superstock race at the Isle of Man TT Races. He made his TT mountain course debut last year recording a 44th place in the Superbike TT as well as 34th place finish in the Superstock race in the same year and a 36th place in the 2016 Senior TT.  He finished in 27th place in this year’s Superbike race on Sunday 4th June, his highest placed finish, winning a bronze replica.

Davey Lambert, aged 48, from Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, England died on Tuesday evening following injuries sustained during the Superbike race on Sunday 4th June 2017 at the Isle of Man TT Races. He made his Mountain Course debut at the Manx Grand Prix in 2014, finishing fourth in the Newcomers A race and 24th in the Junior Manx Grand Prix of the same year.  He returned to the Manx Grand Prix in 2015 and recorded 9th and 11th place finishes in the Junior and Senior MGP respectively and was 8th in last year’s Senior MGP Race.

Images from Isle of Man TT Official Website: Alan Bonner. Jochem van den Hoek. Davey Lambert.


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