- By cannonball
A day that dawned with fair weather cloud punctuating the sunshine became a very dark day indeed as two tragic accidents threw a pall of despair over the Isle of Man. This morning’s Superstock Race saw the first fatal accident on its first lap. Jochem van den Hoek aged 28, from Werkendam, in the Netherlands lost control of his machine at the 11th Milestone. He was treated at the scene; but sadly succumbed to his injuries. He made his debut last year; lapping at over 121.6mph with a best placing of 34th in the Superstock Race. He finished in 27th place in Sunday’s Superbike Race winning a bronze replica and setting a new personal best lap at 121.841mph. We join the organizers in offering our deepest sympathy to Jochem’s family.
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