Daley Mathison joins MADMAX at the TT

The 27-year-old will race for the MADMAX racing team for the first time this season

Daley Mathison joins MADMAX at the TT

UPDATE: Daley Mathison has died (3/6/2019) 

MADMAX Race Team expands its reach into the IOM TT in 2019 after joining forces with Daley Mathison for the 2019 Isle of Man TT races, with racing starting next week.

27-year-old Daley Mathison, who is a two-time European champion on high powered electric race bikes, is one of the brightest young talents of the TT. He made his mountain course debut in the 2013 Manx Grand Prix and has continued to rise through the ranks at the notoriously difficult-to-learn circuit.

Mathison achieved his first TT podium on an electric machine, taking third place in the 2016 Isle of Man TT Zero with the University of Nottingham team. That was repeated in 2017 and again in 2018, with second place riding for the big budget Honda (Mugen Team), lapping the course at an incredible 119.924mph, beating the electric lap record at the time.

Back with the University of Nottingham for 2019 with a new and very powerful electric motor, Mathison and the MADMAX Race Team believe they stand a strong chance of upsetting the apple cart against the almighty Honda Mugen team, running with an OEM level budgets and multiple TT winner John McGuinness.

As well as the electric class, Mathison is also competing on Supertwin (650cc twins), Supersport (600cc), Superstock (1000cc production bikes) and the all-out Superbike class, meaning he is amazingly competing in all five categories at this year’s event as a seeded (top 20) IOM TT rider.

On the partnership, which sees MADMAX Race Team support Mathison across all five classes at this year’s TT, Zef ‘MAX’ Eisenberg said: “I’ve always admired the skills, bravery and MADness of the TT riders, so it’s time to put this passion into action. Welcome to Team MADMAX rider, Daley Mathison, who is a top 20 seeded rider at the event. Daley has been on the podium in the TT Zero class for the last three years and last year he came second with one of the fastest ever Zero TT laps. This year he will ride again with the University of Nottingham. They have big tricks up their sleeve with a new very powerful electric motor and battery combo. With Daley riding, this could be a magic combination.

“If this wasn’t enough MADness, Daley is also riding in all the other classes with MADMAX racing sponsorship support.”

Mathison added: “Thank you so much to Zef Eisenberg and his MADMAX race team for supporting my road racing this year and coming on board as my title personal sponsor. A lot goes on behind the scenes in order to do what I do, and I couldn’t do it without amazing support such as this.”

Qualifying for the 2019 TT races got underway this week but has been severely hampered by bad weather. In the only superbike session so far this week, Mathison was tenth quickest on his BMW and eighth fastest on his Superstock machine. The TT Zero bikes are yet to get out for practice, giving more time to tweak and tune.