English racer Daley Mathison has died after crashing during the third lap of the Superbike TT race. He was 27.
The news was confirmed in a message his wife, Natalie Mathison, posted on Twitter:
Mathison has three career TT podiums, all in the TT Zero representing Nottingham University. In last year’s TT Zero (pictured at top), Mathison set the second fastest ever lap in the electric class, averaging a speed of 119.294 mph.
Here’s the official statement from the Isle of Man TT organizers, ACU Events:
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.