Isle of Man TT statement: Roger and Bradley Stockton killed in Sidecar crash

The Isle of Man TT has released a statement regarding the red flag in the second Sidecar TT of the event, and the death of Roger and Bradley Stockton. 

Roger and Bradley Stockton, 2022 Isle of Man Sidecar TT. - IOMTT Press

A statement has been issued by the Isle of Man TT press office in reference to the red flag in the second Sidecar TT of this year’s event, which was held today (Friday 10 June). 

The race was red flagged on the second of the two laps, and afterwards Ben and Tom Birchall were declared the winners. 

Bad weather rolled in after the red flag, with winds picking up sufficiently to cause the Senior TT to be postponed, with the hope and intention of running the Senior on Saturday. 

Details about the cause of the red flag were understandably scarce, but it has now been confirmed it was the result of a crash for the father-and-son Sidecar pairing of Roger and Bradley Stockton, who were both killed in the crash. 

A statement from the Isle of Man TT reads: “With a deep sense of sorrow, the Isle of Man TT Races can confirm that Roger Stockton, 56, and Bradley Stockton, 21, from Crewe, Cheshire were both killed in an incident on the second and final lap of the second Sidecar Race of the 2022 Isle of Man TT Races. 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 twelve 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 8th-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.
“The Isle of Man TT Races pass on their deepest sympathy to Roger and Bradley’s families, loved ones, and friends.”