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Daley:  “All my Partners offer high-quality products and services and are of paramount importance in enabling me to race.  Please check out their company summaries and websites on the “Current Partners” page for more information and support the companies who support Motorcycle Road Racing.

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Daley is currently forming plans for next season and so opportunities exist at numerous levels for new Marketing Partners and Sponsors to become involved in this exciting and exhilarating motorsport with Daley Mathison Racing in 2015.  Please use the links below and the “Partner Opportunities” and “Contact Us” pages via the main menu for more information.

Click on the title to view:-

2015 Marketing/Partnership Portfolio                   Partner Testimonials   
2014 Mid-Season Review (Newsletter 8)
      
July & August 2014 Review (Newsletter 9)

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2014 Season Results overview (to 17th October):-

  • 1st Place Ulster Grand Prix Ultra Lightweight Race.
  • 6th Place Ulster Grand Prix Superbike Race.
  • 7th Place Ulster Grand Prix Supersport Race.
  • 2014 Welsh Open Champion.
  • Two Bronze Replicas 2014 Isle of Man TT.
  • Auto 66 Club UK 2014 Road & Track Championship (ongoing until the Cadwell Park round on 26.10.14):-
    • 2nd Place Junior 600 Class.
    • 4th Place Senior Class.
  • Top Race Results:-
    • 1st place finishes – 5
    • 2nd place finishes – 8
    • 3rd place finishes – 8
    • 4th place finishes – 5

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Some recent favourite photographs.  Click on any image to view a slideshow:

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Friday 24th October

Bikesport News article

The latest edition of Bikesport News (Issue 65, 23rd October 2014) contains a 2-page review of the recent Stars at Darley meeting and Daley appears in a captioned photograph.

Click on the image to read a pdf version of the article

Daley was very pleased with his performance on the Hol-Taj GSX-R600 Suzuki in his three races at the meeting, especially by:-

  • 3rd place in the Formula 600 Race.
  • 1st 600cc bike to finish in the 2nd leg of the feature Stars at Darley Race – finishing in 13th place overall against 1000cc machines, which are heavily favoured by the long, fast straights at the circuit.

Daley’s racing season is now complete and he has begun working on preparations for the 2015 season.  The race schedule for 2015 will be finalised in the coming weeks and will be published on this website as soon as it is available.

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Bikesport News is a fortnightly publication which contains everything you need to know in the motorcycle racing world – from British Superbikes, World Superbikes and MotoGP to National and International Road Racing to National and Club level circuit racing.

To visit the Bikesport News website click on the logo.

To subscribe to Bikesport News click HERE.

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Friday 17th October

Daley’s 2014 Season Overview

Season’s Top Race Results:-

  • 1st place finishes – 5
  • 2nd place finishes – 8
  • 3rd place finishes – 8
  • 4th place finishes – 5

With the final meeting of the year completed, Daley can now reflect on a season of some excellent results.  But perhaps the highlights were the TT, the Ulster Grand Prix and Aberdare Park.

Competing on the Hol-Taj GSX-R600 at his debut TT in 2014, Daley put in a great performance to finish 35th and 41st in the two Supersport Races, having lapped at over 120mph.

At the Ulster Grand Prix he was absolutely delighted to win his first Grand Prix aboard the Logan Racing Honda RS125 in the Ultra Lightweight Race.  Also of very great note was a quite excellent performance on the Hol-Taj GSX-R1000 in the Superbike Race, where he finished in 6th place in a field of the sport’s very best riders; and in front of Ian Hutchinson and Ivan Lintin.

In July at Aberdare Park in South Wales Daley put in another exceptional performance and won the Welsh Open Championship against some very determined opposition.

Winner of the Ultra Lightweight Race, 2014 Ulster Grand Prix. Click on the image for a larger view

2014 was probably the best season so far in Daley’s racing career.  And he understands that none of it would be possible without the help he receives from many quarters:  from his family, team, supporters and friends, but certainly not least from all of his Partners.  He would like to extend his very sincere gratitude to all and he looks forward with everyone to an equally successful 2015 season!

A personal “Thanks to everyone” from Daley and fiancee Natalie. Click on the image for a larger view

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Many thanks to all of Daley’s Partners for your continued support.

And special a special ‘thank you’ to Daley’s Principal Partners:

   

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Friday 17th October

Stars at Darley – 11th & 12th October 2014

The Stars at Darley meeting is the last of the season at Darley Moor circuit and also the highest profile of the year for the club.  The meeting always attracts a number of the sport’s best riders, with John McGuinness being a regular supporter over many years.  This year also saw Lee Johnston, Peter Hickman, Jason O’Halloran and Leon Jeacock competing amongst other top riders on the grid.  Some general information on Darley Moor circuit can be found on this website by clicking on the image below:

Click on the image to read some basic circuit information

The 1.50-mile long circuit is based on a wartime airfield and is situated just outside Ashbourne in Derbyshire.  Characterised by its triangular shape, Darley Moor has long, fast straights, sweeping bends, a hairpin, a chicane and esses.

Click on the logo to visit the Darley Moor website

The Stars races are the main feature of a very varied programme of racing, with several solo classes being reinforced by sidcars and karts and with club racing mixed in with national-level racing.  At the shorter end of the circuit length spectrum, Darley Moor has a reputation for being a very friendly club with plenty of paddock space and spectator areas and access, albeit with the limited facilities of a small club.

Practice and other requirements were held on the Saturday, with timed practice and the main races held on the Sunday.  This year’s meeting saw Peter Hickman achieve the overall lap record in the first leg of the feature Stars at Darley races with a lap time of 52.87 seconds, which is equivalent to a lap average speed of 102.14 mph.

Schedule of events for the Stars at Darley meeting. Click on the image for a larger view

With the weekend’s weather forecast to be good, there was a delay in events on Saturday morning as heavy mist covered the circuit, severely reducing visibility.  With virtually no wind, the sun drove off the mist for a late-morning start.  Conditions on Sunday morning were not as bad and no delays were suffered.  On both days conditions were warm and dry for racing.

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Daley was entered into the Formula 600 and Stars at Darley races on the Hol-Taj Suzuki GSX-R600 machine.  The Stars event is an open class and 600cc machines race against the 1000s.  With a very clear disadvantage to the smaller bikes on the fast straights it’s not surprising that the feature race is dominated by the big bikes.  Notwithstanding that, there is also clear credit to the first 600 over the finish line.

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Daley’s practice sessions on Sunday went well except for a slip at Paddock Bend which caused just cosmetic damage.  He was quickly back out and was pleased to qualify 17th for the Stars and 4th for the Formula 600 races.

Daley’s races:

  • Sunday:
    • Race 5 – Stars at Darley Leg 1
    • Race 10 – Stars at Darley Leg 2
    • Race 12 – Formula 600

With some fine riding Peter Hickman won both legs of the Stars at Darley Races, with  Jason O’Halloran second on both occasions, with John McGuinness third in Race 5 and fourth in Race 10.  Lee Jackson Jnr was third in Race 10.

Stars Races:  Daley came home in 16th place in Race 5 (3rd 600) and was very pleased with his 13th place in Race 10 (1st 600 to finish).

Formula 600 Race:  Daley was again very pleased to claim a 3rd place podium finish behind Keenan Armstrong and Richard Wardle.

Click on the image for a larger view

To view a pdf copy of Daley’s race results from the meeting, please click HERE
To view the meeting’s full results, please click HERE (Darley Moor website)
To view a gallery of Daley’s photographs from the meeting, please click HERE

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Many thanks to all of Daley’s Partners for your continued support.

And special a special ‘thank you’ to Daley’s Principal Partners:

   

Click on the image to visit the company’s two-wheeled website

 

 

 

 

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Friday 17th October

RiDE magazine article – December 2014 issue

Daley is proud to be sponsored by Michelin for his race tyres.  He has been riding on their Power Cup, Power Slick and Power Rain competition tyres for two seasons now, with considerable success.

Recently he was asked to contribute to a regular feature article in RiDE magazine entitled “Tyre tech talk” which each month focusses on an aspect of tyres of interest to road bike riders. The December 2014 issue is now in print and this month’s article is called “The stickiest in sportsbike tyres“.  With complementary technical comments from Michelin’s two-wheeled department Daley gives his views on aspects of road racing tyres.

Click on the image to read the article (pdf format)

RiDE magazine tells it like it is – Britain’s most useful motorcycling magazine

Click on the image to be taken to the magazine’s webpage

MichelinA better way forward

Click on the image to visit the company’s two-wheeled website

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Friday 17th October

Michelin News Article

Daley’s recent results at the end-of-season meeting at Darley Moor’s Stars at Darley meeting are the subject of a News article on Michelin’s website:

Click on the image to be taken to the news article

A Meeting Report for the Stars at Darley can be read by clicking HERE.

Click on the image to visit the company’s two-wheeled website

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Links to recent significant posts (click on the title)

2014 Season Brief Overview (17th October 2014)

Daley Mathison wins the 2014 Ulster Grand Prix –  summary report    OR   full report  

Daley Mathison wins the 2014 Welsh Open Championship

Isle of Man TT 2014 Meeting Report – June 2014

Live on-stage interview at the Manchester Bike Show (YouTube video) – 23rd March 2014

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Older significant posts:        2013

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