TT rider Mark Purslow has passed away after an incident during the fourth qualifying session of the Isle of Man TT Races.
The event has been running since 1907, and has seen more than 250 fatalities during its history.
After a two-year absence brought on by Covid-19, this year marks the return of the TT.
Mark Purslow Cause Of Death
Mark Purslow died in a car accident on June 1, 2022, near Ballagarey on his third lap, shortly before the fourth mile marker.
The Welshman was on his third lap when the tragic accident took place.
The Isle of Man TT Races confirming the horrific news wrote in a statement: “We would like to extend our deepest condolences to Mark’s family, loved ones, and friends.
“The TT Races will continue – but always with Mark in mind.”
They then added: “2022 was Mark’s second appearance at the Isle of Man TT Races, having previously contested the Supersport and Lightweight races in 2017.
“He had graduated from the Manx Grand Prix where he had won the 2015 Lightweight Race on his debut, and he had also competed at the Classic TT securing a best finish of 14th in the 2019 Junior Classic TT.
“Mark grew up around racing and was inspired by his father’s love of the sport. He typified the spirit of the privateer TT racer, preparing his own machinery with the support of friends and family.
“Road racing was his passion – competing in Northern Ireland and Europe in the International Road Racing Championship – but becoming a TT racer was a life’s ambition that represented the ultimate personal challenge.”
Mark Purslow Age
He was 29 years at the time of death
Mark Purslow Family: Parents, Siblings
“Mark grew up in a racing family and was motivated by his father’s passion for the sport. He embodied the spirit of the privateer TT racer, constructing his own machinery with the help of friends and family.
A little is known about his parents.
Mark Purslow Wife, Children
He did not marry and not have children as well, however, Purslow has been linked with multiple women in the past.
Mark Purslow Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $1 million at the time of death.
Mark Purslow Funeral, Burial, Memorial Service
His funeral will be held very soon. Date, time, and venue are not yet out.
There will be a memorial service after the funeral.