Daley: “All my sponsors 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 Sponsors” page for more information and support the companies who support Motorcycle Road Racing.“
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Wednesday 16th July
2014/2015 Marketing Portfolio
Daley’s 2014/2015 Marketing/Sponsorship Portfolio is now available for viewing and downloading. Please click on the image below:
Monday 7th July
2014 Mid-Season Review Newsletter
The Daley Mathison Racing Newsletter 8 – 2014 Mid-Season Review – is now available to view and to download. Please click on the image below:
Thursday 3rd July
Bikesport News article
As reported earlier on this website blog (please see the Race Results pages), Daley had an excellent meeting at the recent International Barry Sheene Road Race Festival which was held at Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough on 21-22 June. Daley was delighted with his three excellent second places and one third place on his Hol-Taj Suzuki GSX-R600 Supersport and GSX-R1000 Superbike machines in the modern bike classes, breaking his own lap records in both classes in the process.
The latest Bikesport News magazine features a summary of the Barry Sheene Road Race Festival and includes a main-page photograph of Daley in addition to several very complementary mentions in the write-up. To see the magazine article, click on the image below:
The Festival featured an impressive range of classic bikes and races in addition to modern bike races. The meeting was also blessed with the appearance in parade laps of Giacomo Agostini, Mick Grant and Freddie Sheene, son of Barry. Vic Reeves, comedian and bike-lover, was at the meeting taking part in filming for a forthcoming BBC2 series called Racing Legends and he rode one of Barry’s racing Suzukis around the track.
To visit the website of Bikesport News to read the online version of the meeting review (which complements the magazine version), please click on the image below:
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 subscribe to Bikesport News, please click HERE.
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Thursday 3rd July
Daley’s 2014 Race Schedule has been updated – please click HERE to view.
Tuesday 1st July
Michelin News Release
Daley is proud to be sponsored by Michelin Tyre PLC for tyres for both of his Hol-Taj Suzuki GSX-R600 & 1000 machines. “The latest generation of both race and road tyres from Michelin are class-leading and their competition tyres have been the foundation of my success in racing on the roads in recent seasons. Their return to being the control tyre supplier for MotoGP from 2016 is a further recognition and is a testament to the high level of performance and excellence which the company’s products provide at the highest competitive levels.“, he comments.
The making of Daley’s TT debut at this year’s event and the subsequent International Barry Sheene Road Race Festival at Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough, are reported by Michelin in their website News feed. Click on the image below to view the article:
Wednesday 25th June
Daley has been racing in OSX leathers and gloves for several years now and has been delighted with their quality and performance. Whilst none plans an ‘off’, every racer accepts the possibility as a fact of life and prepares as well as they can for the occurrence. Consequently, it is vitally important that racing safety gear such as leathers are of top quality, properly designed and, for the majority of non-factory-supported riders, affordable.
Whilst OSX Biker Fashion are relative newcomers to the racing scene, they are quickly gaining a reputation for excellent design and performance and affordable quality. Daley is proud to be sponsored by OSX and says: “The OSX leathers and gloves I’ve been racing in have performed excellently and I’m pleased to be working with them on future developments and improvements. OSX provide good design, quality materials and performance at very competitive prices.“
Daley is very grateful that OSX are providing him with a new mid-season suit:
OSX produce a range of motorcycle leathers; from circuit racing suits to everyday classics as well as waterproof clothing and an extensive range of biker luggage, body armour and accessories.
Tuesday 24th June
International Barry Sheene Road Race Festival
Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough – 21st & 22nd June 2014
In an additional event to the originally published Race Schedule Daley was excited to be taking part in the modern bike classes of the International Barry Road Race Festival at Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough. He attended the meeting last year too, but then took part in parade laps only.
The Festival mixes Classic and Modern events and this year hosted veteran stars such as Giacomo Agostini, Mick Grant and Ian Lougher alongside highly experienced riders like Ryan Farquhar and Ivan Lintin and up-and-coming road racing talent such as Dean Harrison and James Cowton.
During the weekend of warm and dry weather the many parade and race events involving classic bikes were interspersed with races in the Modern Junior 600 and Modern Senior classes, where Daley competed against a strong field of international riders in two races in each class on his Hol-Taj Suzuki GSX-R600 and GSX-R1000 machines. The schedules for Saturday and Sunday were very similar so that Daley had one race on each machine each day (see the ‘Schedule of Events’ figure below).
With the modern-class grids filled with international and top national road racers the subsequent races were hard-fought by determined riders and provided some close and exciting racing. Consequently, Daley was delighted to finish second in each of the Modern Junior 600 races, just behind James Cowton in each case.
In the Modern Senior class, and riding the Hol-Taj Suzuki GSX-R1000 Superbike, Daley came in in third place to Dean Harrison and Ivan Lintin in Saturday’s race and second to Ivan Lintin in Sunday’s race.
With time and experience on the bikes accumulating as the season progresses Daley’s confidence and performances continue to improve. Especially so with the Superbike, which being a from-scratch build earlier this year required setting up with little or no data as guidance in the early stages. Click HERE to see a photo gallery of the build.
Altogether, Daley and the team were very pleased indeed with his weekend’s results, which build on the successes of the recent TT on the Isle of Man. A great weekend’s racing where Daley beat his personal best times at the circuit in both classes!
Summary of Daley’s results:
- Race 4 – Modern Junior 600 – 2nd place; best average speed 78.528mph
- Race 5 – Modern Senior – 3rd place; best average speed 78.915mph
- Race 11 – Modern Junior 600 – 2nd place; best average speed 79.022mph
- Race 12 – Modern Senior – 2nd place; best average speed 80.505mph
Click HERE to view a detailed summary of Daley’s results extracted from the official timesheet data.
Click HERE to view a detailed summary of the weekend’s racing as reported by Bikesport News.
Daley extends his sincere gratitude to all his sponsors – please visit the “Current Sponsors” page to see who they are click HERE.
In particular, very grateful thanks go to Daley’s principal sponsors for their continued support:
Monday 23rd June
Daley is always extremely grateful to all of his sponsors – both large and small. Whilst most companies are only too willing to help with the supply of goods and services, attending events such as the recent TT naturally involves a great deal of other expenditure on ferries, fuel, machine maintenance consumables, etc. So he was delighted to have secured personal sponsorship from several supporters and friends and this has given substantial help in meeting expenses and in allowing Daley to attend his debut at the TT for two weeks in May/June this year.
To give public recognition to their contributions, Daley says a sincere “thank you” to the following people:
- Steve Whyman Motorcycle Art. Europe’s foremost motorcycle artist, Steve produces amazingly realistic limited edition prints – both pecil drawing and colour painting. Click on any image for a larger view. Click HERE to go to the website.
- Parsonage Car Sales. Offer huge savings on used cars in Leigh, Lancashire, provide the right car at the right price and have an extensive range of second hand cars featuring all makes and models. Click on the logo to visit the website.
- Paul Train – The Carbon King. Based in Swindon, Wiltshire, The Carbon King are eBay’s Number One for high quality carbon fibre motorcycle and car parts and accessories in a variety of finishes. Click on the logo to visit the website.
- Justin Waring Building and Roofing Ltd., 28 Bagdale, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 1QL.
- Alyssa Hazel Bulpitt.
- The Hawkins Clan.
- Big Phil.
- Blaire Webber.
A big “thank you” to everyone for your help from Daley!