The following is a statement from race organisers.
The Isle of Man TT Races are deeply saddened by the passing of Mark Purslow following an incident in this evening’s qualifying session for the 2022 Isle of Man TT Races.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to Mark’s family, loved ones, and friends.
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.
The TT Races will continue – but always with Mark in mind.