TT 2017: Dutch rider van den Hoek dies after incident in Superstock race

Jochem van den Hoek has died following a crash in the Superstock race at the Isle of Man TT

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Submitted by Haydn Cobb on Wed, 07/06/2017 - 17:52

Jochem van den Hoek [Credit: IOM TT]

A Dutch rider has died following a crash in the Superstock race at the Isle of Man TT on Wednesday morning. 

Jochem van den Hoek, 28, from Werkendam, came off at the 11th Milestone. 

A statement issued by the organisers said:

 

"ACU Events Ltd regrets to announce that Jochem van den Hoek, 28, from Werkendam in Holland, was killed this morning during the Superstock race at the Isle of Man TT Races. 

"Jochem had an accident at the 11th Milestone on the 1st lap of the race and was treated at the scene. 

"Jochem made his TT mountain course debut last year recording a 44th placed finish in his debut race, the Superbike TT as well as 34th placed 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. 

"ACU Events Ltd wishes to pass on their deepest sympathy to Jochem's family and friends."

It is the second fatality this year after Davey Lambert from Gateshead succumbed to injuries he sustained in an incident during the Superbike TT at Greeba Castle.

Everyone at Visordown extends their condolences to Mr van den Hoek's family and friends.

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