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IOMTT races 2017 death toll rises to three | Road | Sport

Davey Lambert, Jochem van den Hoek and Alan Bonner have died from injuries sustained during TT race crashes.

Jochem van den Hoek, 28 and from Werkendam in the Netherlands was representing the TC Racing Team on a 1000cc Honda Fireblade and had achieved his best ever finish in Sunday’s Superbike race.

He 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.

Jochem van den Hoek

Alan Bonner, 33, from County Meath in the Republic of Ireland died yesterday 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.

Alan 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 finished 28th in the Superbike race last Sunday 4th June, winning a bronze replica and also finished 30th in this morning’s Superstock race, winning another bronze replica. He was the fastest ever TT rider from the Republic of Ireland with a lap of 127.090mph which he achieved in 2015.

Gateshead racer Lambert died in hospital in Merseyside on Tuesday from injuries sustained in the event’s opening Superbike race.

Following Bonner’s death qualifying was red flagged and cancelled and the day’s third TT Zero race was postponed until Thursday.

Alan Bonner

Bonner’s and  Jochem van den Hoek follows that of and Davey Lambert who died

Last year, Paul Shoesmith, 50, crashed during Superstock practice; Dwight Beare, 27, during the opening Sidecar race; Ian Bell during the Sidecar 2 race; and Andrew Soar, 32, during the Senior TT. All four passed due to injuries sustained in those TT crashes. 32 riders have now lost their lives over the past decade.
We wish deepest sympathy to family and friends affected by these TT tragedies.