Mark Purslow’s family’s heartbreaking tribute after death at Isle of Man TT

Mark Purslow’s family have released a touching tribute to him after his tragic passing at the Isle of Man TT.
Mark Purslow’s family’s heartbreaking tribute after death at Isle of Man TT

Purslow, 29, from Llanon in Wales died on Wednesday died after crashing at Ballagarey during a qualifying session.

A statement from his family read: “Mark was loved by everyone, not one person had a bad word to say about him and that's because he was an amazing person inside and out, always cracking a joke and making light of every situation with a big smile on his face, always there for other people. 

“He loved to ride, and he knew the risks but he loved racing since such a young age. 

“He followed dad and his talent was immense, he learnt from the best. 

“He was getting to his peak having the best year ever with the Never Be Clever Racing team after so many years of doing it the hard way with Dad as a privateer. 

“We are beyond heartbroken, in shock and utterly devastated. We are such a close family and this loss is so hard to [bear]. 

“We wanted to say thank you to all the kind messages of support and love from everyone who knew him! We will share any news on the funeral when we have it. 

“For now we are going to try and get some solace in the fact he always told us if he was going to go this would be the way he would want to, and that he would be smiling. 

“He will be telling us all to stop crying, have a laugh and a drink for him, and celebrate his achievements. 

“We love you Mark forever and always you were one in a million, always in our hearts. 

“The Purslow family.”

Purslow was making his second appearance at the Isle of Man TT after previously featuring in 2017.

He is the 152nd rider to pass away due to injuries sustained while competing in the Isle of Man TT. wishes to express our deepest sympathy to Mark Purslow’s family and loved ones.

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