Three riders have died due to injuries sustained in crashes during the 2017 Isle of Man TT, the Auto-Cycle Union (ACU) Events Ltd. reported on Wednesday, before the final race on Friday, the Senior TT. Two IOM TT racers—Davey Lambert of the UK and Jochem van den Hoek of Holland—died from injuries sustained during TT race crashes. The third rider, Alan Bonner, of Ireland, died during Senior TT qualifying on the 37.73-mile Mountain Course.
Davey Lambert, 48, from Gateshead, in Tyne and Wear, died Tuesday evening, June 6, following injuries sustained during the Superbike race on Sunday, June 4, 2017 at the Isle of Man TT Races. He had an accident at Greeba Castle on the third lap of the race and was treated at the scene before being taken by airmed to Nobles Hospital. He was subsequently transferred to Aintree Hospital in Liverpool where he passed away.
Jochem van den Hoek, 28, from Werkendam in Holland, was killed Wednesday morning, June 7, 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. He finished in 27th place in this year’s Superbike race on Sunday June 4, his highest placed finish, winning a bronze replica.
Alan Bonner, 33, from County Meath in the Republic of Ireland died Wednesday afternoon, June 7, during a qualifying session at the Isle of Man TT Races. Alan was involved in an incident at the 33rd Milestone during the qualifying session for the Senior TT. He finished 28th in the Superbike race last Sunday June 4th, winning a bronze replica and also finished 30th on June 7 morning’s Superstock race, winning another bronze replica.
Throttle Team offers deepest sympathy to family and friends affected by these TT tragedies.
Article source : UltimateMotorcycling