Isle of Man TT: Daley Mathison has died

Daly Mathison [credit: Steve English]

DALEY Mathison has been killed in an accident during the 2019 Isle of Man TT RST Superbike race.

The 27-year-old was riding the BMW S1000RR when he crashed on lap three of the opening TT race around Snugborough. 

Mathison, a two-time European champion on high powered electric race bikes, made his Isle of Man TT debut in 2013 and had been due to compete in all classes this year, including the Isle of Man TT Zero where he secured podium results in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

The race was red flagged with the result declared at the end of lap two. 

Full statement from the ACU

ACU Events Ltd regrets to confirm that Daley Mathison, 27, from Stockton on Tees, Durham was killed in an incident during the Superbike Race today at the Isle of Man TT Races.  The accident occurred at Snugborough, just over 2 miles into the Course, on the 3rd lap of the race.

Daley was an experienced competitor and was seeded 19th for today’s race.  He made his Mountain Course debut in the 2013 Manx Grand Prix Newcomers A Race, finishing fifth.  His TT career included three consecutive podiums in the TT Zero electric bike Race in 2016, 2017 and 2018 including the runner up position in the race last year, representing Nottingham University.

He also achieved an 11th place finish in last year’s Superstock Race and a pair of 13th place finishes in the 2017 and 2018 Senior TT Races.

He set his fastest lap of the Mountain Course - 128.054mph - in the 2018 Superstock race which made him the 34th fastest rider of all time. He set the second fastest TT Zero lap ever with lap of 119.294mph in the 2018 race.

In total he started 19 TT Races with 14 finishes and 3 podiums and won 6 silver and 8 bronze replicas

ACU Events Ltd wishes to pass on their deepest sympathy to Daley’s wife Natalie, his family and friends.

We at Visordown extend our sincerest condolences to Daley’s family and friends at this difficult time