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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 for more information.

Click on the title to view:-

2014/15 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 21st September):-

  • 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.
  • 2nd Place Auto 66 UK 2014 Road & Track Championship.
  • Top Race Results:-
    • 1st place finishes – 5
    • 2nd place finishes – 8
    • 3rd place finishes – 7
    • 4th place finishes – 5

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

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L  A  T  E  S  T      N  E  W  S

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Sunday 21st September

Scarborough Gold Cup – 13th & 14th September 2014

Scarborough’s Oliver’s Mount hosts England’s only Road Race under the guidance of the Auto66 Club.  The Gold Cup meeting is the main one of the season at the circuit.  Some general information on Oliver’s Mount can be found on this website by clicking on the image below.

Click on the image for more circuit information

Please note that Oliver’s Mount now has its own dedicated website – www.oliversmountracing.com
The main Auto66 Club website can be found by clicking – www.auto66.com

Schedule of Events for the meeting:-

Schedule of Events, Gold Cup 2014. Click on the image for a larger view

Buoyed by his recent great successes at the Ulster Grand Prix Daley was looking forward to continuing his good form at the Gold Cup.  (Click HERE to see the meeting report from the Ulster GP.)   And the team’s brand new 8m x 4m awning provided much improved garage accommodation and a very useful hospitality area over the old one.

The weather was warm and dry all weekend and bright but overcast, with only the faintest threat of light rain just before the Gold Cup Race itself on Sunday afternoon.  In the event the threat of rain was just that.

Leading Bruce Anstey on the Hol-Taj Suzuki GSX-R600. Click on the image for a larger view

Daley was entered into two races on Saturday and three on Sunday:-

Daley’s races:

  • Saturday:
    • Race 1 – Junior A David Jefferies Cup (8laps).
    • Race 5 – Senior A 1st leg (8 laps).
  • Sunday:
    • Race 14 – Senior A 2nd leg (8 laps).
    • Race 17 – Junior A David Jefferies Cup (8laps).
    • Race 20 – Steve Henshaw Gold Cup (8 laps).

Daley’s bikes:

  • Hol-Taj Suzuki GSX-R600 Supersport.
  • Hol-Taj Suzuki GSX-R1000 Superbike.

On the startline with grid girl fiancee. Click on the image for a larger view

Unusually for the Gold Cup, Guy Martin was not racing due to other commitments.  Other notable racers missing at the weekend were Dean Harrison and William and Michael Dunlop.  However, Ivan Lintin was on a mission and riding extremely well, winning many of the races he entered.

Leading Ivan Lintin out of Mere Hairpin on the Hol-Taj Supersport machine. Click on the image for a larger view

Hol-Taj Supersport. Click on the image for a larger view

Saturday:
Very pleased to qualify in 2nd place on the grid on the Hol-Taj GSX-R600 for the Junior A David Jefferies Cup 1st Leg, Daley finished in an excellent 3rd place in Race 1 behind Ivan Lintin and Lee Johnston.  Later, in Race 5 – the Senior A 1st leg – he finished in a superb 2nd place behind Ivan Lintin but in front of TT legend John McGuinness, having qualified in 3rd place.

But a faulty battery on the Superbike caused the team some problems as the bike had to be bump started each time on the Saturday.  A new battery was obtained and fitted.

Sunday:
Sunday saw an increase in the already large crowd at the Mount.  Indeed, racing was delayed by the organisers in order to allow the public to cross the track into the overflow car park.

Leading John McGuinness on the Hol-Taj Suzuki Superbike. Click on the image for a larger view

In the three planned races on Sunday Daley finished an impressive 3rd place in Race 14 (Senior A Leg 2), again finishing before John McGuinness in 4th place.  In Race 17 (Junior A Leg 2) he was very pleased by his 3rd place finish, beating another top-class rider, Bruce Anstey into 4th place.

The feature race of the Meeting, the Steve Henshaw Gold Cup was the last meeting of the day and after qualifying in 2nd place on the grid on the Superbike, Daley’s hopes of a podium finish were high.  But after a poor start he was in 4th position coming out of Mere Hairpin on the first lap.   Unfortunately Daley edged onto the grass verge on the extremely fast Back Straight in an attempt to challenge the front three riders and lost control of the machine.  The race was red-flagged and later restarted, but although Daley escaped serious injury the bike was badly damaged.

All-in-all then a weekend of mixed fortunes.  Starting with very high hopes and some quite excellent riding, and producing some superb results against some of the sport’s top riders, the weekend ended in disappointment as a result of the crash.

On the Hol-Taj Supersport machine with Lee Johnston. Click on the image for a larger view

Taking well-earned solace from his excellent 2nd and three 3rd place finishes Daley is now looking forward to preparing for the final meeting of the year – the Stars at Darley at Darley Moor.

Summary of Daley’s results:

  • Race 1 – Junior A David Jefferies Cup 1st Leg (Saturday) – 3rd place; best speed 79.658mph
  • Race 5 – Senior A 1st Leg (Saturday) – 2nd place; best speed 81.114mph
  • Race 14 – Senior A 2nd Leg (Sunday) – 3rd place; best speed 81.371mph
  • Race 17 – Junior A David Jefferies Cup 2nd Leg (Sunday) – 3rd place; best speed 79.996mph
  • Race 20 – Steve Henshaw Gold Cup (Sunday) – DNF

Hol-Taj Suzuki Supersport machine. Click on the image for a larger view

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To view a detailed summary of Daley’s results extracted from the official timesheet data (race results sheets only) click HERE.
To view a gallery of photographs from the meeting, click HERE.

ALSO:
To visit the Oliver’s Mount website, click HERE.
To visit the website of the Auto66 Club, click HERE.

In the Mere hairpin with Bruce Anstey. Click on the image for a larger view

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Many thanks to all of Daley’s Partners for their 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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Saturday 20th September

Darlington and Stockton Times news article

Daley’s racing at Scarborough’s Gold Cup meeting on 13th & 14th September is the subject of an article in the Darlington and Stockton Times.  Reporter Richard Mason describes Daley’s excellent results over the weekend which included a second and three third place finishes. Daley was delighted to finish in second place behind Ivan Lintin in Saturday’s Senior Race, beating TT legend John McGuinness into third place.  The article mentions Daley crashing out in the first lap of Sunday’s feature race, the Gold Cup, whilst attempting to move up through the leading pack of riders.

Click on the logo to be taken to the newspaper’s article

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Saturday 20th September

TV interview at Scarborough’s Gold Cup

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

Road Racing Ireland have commissioned a video sequence of an interview with Daley in the paddock at the Gold Cup meeting at Scarborough on 13th and 14th September which has been posted on YouTube.  In the interview Daley explains how Leslie Moore of Road Racing Ireland helped him in his early career in Road Racing from his ‘home’ circuit of Scarborough to the Irish National roads to the Isle of Man TT.  He also discusses his hopes and feelings on the main event of the meeting, the Gold Cup Race itself.

Click on the image to view the YouTube video of the interview.

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DVD of the Gold Cup at Scarborough

Greenlight TV collected film footage from cameras fitted to both of Daley’s bikes and also filmed paddock and start grid interviews with riders.  The company will be producing a DVD of the Gold Cup meeting in the coming weeks.  The DVD will shortly be available through Duke Video and late through other outlets such as www.amazon.co.uk.

Click on the logo to visit the company’s website

Greenlight TV are a film production company who film sport, events and make award-winning documentaries.  Based in the Isle of Man, they are one of the world’s top producers of motoring and motorsport programming.  In addition to the Gold Cup, their footage is used in DVDs of Motorcycle Road Racing meetings such as the Southern 100, the North West 200, the Ulster Grand Prix and the Macau Grand Prix.

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 Wednesday 17th September

Motorcycle Racer article

Daley is featured in an article in the September 2014 issue of Motorcycle Racer (#178).  In their “The Roads” section the magazine have produced an article entitled “Classic vs Modern”.  In the article two young motorcycle road racers are interviewed in depth on their viewpoints and racing experiences.  Whilst Daley represents the ‘modern’ machinery racer, the ‘classic’ machinery category is represented by Richard Wilson.

Click on the image to view/download a .pdf copy of the article.

Motorcycle Racer is a monthly magazine covering the full racing spectrum.  With invited guest editors each edition includes reviews of the Roads, BSB, WSBK and MotoGP scenes as well as feature and other relevant articles.  Full of intersting information, Motorcycle Racer is available on a subscription or per-issue basis from the magazine itself (www.motorcycleracer.com) or many newsagents.

Click on the logo to visit the Motorcycle Racer website

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Wednesday 10th September

Scarborough’s Gold Cup pre-meeting media reviews

The next race meeting for Daley is at Scarborough’s Oliver’s Mount – the main event of the season, the Gold Cup, which is being held this upcoming weekend of 13th &14th September 2014.

Daley is featured in pre-meeting reviews in the the media, receiving some very supportive comments – please see the links below:-

Click on the logo to be taken to the website SUPERBIKE preview article

Click on the logo to be taken to the website SUPERSPORT preview article

“Young guns” article in Scarborough’s local paper. Click on the image to read the article

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Wednesday 10th September

New website from the Auto66 Club for motorcycle road racing at Oliver’s Mount

A new website has just been commissioned by the Auto66 Club specifically for their motorcycle road racing meetings at Scarborough’s Oliver’s Mount.  A big improvement on the old multi-purpose website, the new facility gives links and much useful information for both spectators and competitors alike and is easier to navigate.

Click on the link to be taken to the new website

There are four annual meetings held at Oliver’s Mount each year by the Auto66 Club:-

  • Spring Cup National Road Races – next meeting 11th & 12th April 2015.
  • Barry Sheene Race and Rally Festival – next meeting 20th &21st June 2015.
  • Cock o’the North Continental Road Races – next meeting 18th &19th July 2015.
  • Steve Henshaw International Gold Cup Road Races – 2015 meeting September (dates tbc).

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 Friday 5th September

New Partner joins Daley Mathison Racing

Click on the logo to be taken to the company’s website

Daley is very pleased to welcome commercial vehicle repair company Truckfix into the Daley Mathison Racing Team.  Many thanks for your valuable help!

Based in Middlesbrough Truckfix cater for the repair and maintenance of light commercial vehicles, plant, buses and trucks across all the North East of England.  Truckfix are a friendly, family run business offering mechanical and auto electrical services and are equipped with the latest computer diagnostic equipment.  The company provide vehicle inspections to VOSA standards, preparations for MOT tests and also offer vehicle leasing on long or short term contracts.  A 24-hour emergency call-out is available.

From body alterations to diagnostic performance tests, Truckfix have the ability to meet all your requirements – working to ensure your commercial vehicle fulfills its maximum potential.

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Wednesday 3rd September

Daley Mathison Racing Newsletter 9 (August 2014)

The latest Daley Mathison Racing Newsletter (#9) is now available to view and/or download:-

Click on the image to view and/or download a .pdf copy of the Newsletter.

This latest Newsletter summarises Daley’s racing in July and August:

  • Cock o’the North, Scarborough
  • Aberdare Park, South Wales
  • Ulster Grand Prix

and provides a tabulated summary of all of 2014’s race results to date.

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 Tuesday 2nd September

Michelin News release

Daley’s recent successes at the Ulster Grand Prix in the Superbike and Supersport Races on the Hol-Taj Suzukis fitted with Michelin tyres are the subject of a News release by the company:-

Michelin News article. Click on the image to be taken to the article.

Superbike & Supersport Race results:

  • Dundrod 150 Races – Thurdsay 14th August 2014:
    • Superbike – 16th place.
  • Ulster Grand Prix Races – Saturday 16th August 2014:
    • Supersport Race 1 – 7th place.
    • Superbike Race 1 – 6th place.

Daley praises Michelin’s competion tyres, 2014 being the second season he’s been racing on them:  “I’ve been racing on Michelin tyres with top results at all types of circuits including the short parkland roads of Aberdare in South Wales, where I won the Welsh Championship, and the big international meetings such as the TT and Ulster Grand Prix. The Michelin tyres have excelled consistently and are certainly the foundation of my success.”

Click on the image to be taken to the company’s two-wheeled website.

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Links to recent significant posts (click on the title)

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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