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Isle of Man TT: 27-years-old Daley Mathison has died

DALEY Mathison has died after crashing during RST Superbike race at the Isle of Man TT, aged 27.

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The 27-year-old rider of the Penz13.com BMW S1000RRcame off on lap three at Snugborough during the opening RST Superbike race on Monday morning. The race was immediately red flagged due to the incident, just over two miles into the 37.73-mile course. The riders made their way back to the pits without knowledge of what had happened or who was involved.

Daley, who started from 19th in Monday’s RST SBK Race, debuted at the TT in 2013.He set the second-fastest TT Zero lap in 2018 aboard an electric motorcycle built by University of Nottingham (119.294 mph).

Following information is from the official ACU Events Ltd statement:

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.

In last year’s Superstock Race Daley achieved 11th place, plus a pair of 13th place finishes in the 2017 and 2018 Senior TT Races.

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

Our deepest sympathies go to Mr Mathison’s wife Natalie, and his family and friends.