It is with a heavy heart that we report the first fatality at the 2019 Isle of Man TT, as Daley Mathison died during Monday’s Superbike TT race.
The 27-year-old from Stockton on Tees, Durham passed away from a racing accident that occurred on the third lap of the race, at Snugborough, which is just about two miles into the course.
An experienced rider at the Isle of Man TT, Mathison made his Mountain Course debut in 2013 as a Manx Grand Prix newcomer. Since then, he has been a multi-year competitor, as well as a three-time TT Zero podium-finisher, in 2016, 2017, and 2018.
Seeded 19th for this year’s Superbike TT, Mathison finished11th place finish in last year’s Superstock TT race, along with a pair of 13th place finishes in the 2017 and 2018 Senior TT Races.
His career total at the Isle of Man TT includes 14 finishes and 3 podiums – 6 silver and 8 bronze replicas – from 19 TT races. As such, his death on Monday surprised many in the paddock.
Our deepest condolences go out to Daley Mathison’s family and friends. Everyone will mourn his passing.
Source: IOMTT; Photo: © 2019 Tony Goldsmith / www.tonygoldsmith.net – All Rights Reserved
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