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 26th February 2014
Preparations for the upcoming season continue with good progress being made on both bikes:-
- The 2013 Hol-Taj Suzuki GSX-R600 has been received back from Slick! Performance in the Isle of Man where the engine (and the spare engine) has been given a full race tune, returning very impressive power and torque figures on the dyno (>138bhp & >50ft lb). At the same time a Yoshimura race harness has been fitted. These developments have produced an extremely competitive Supersport machine.
- Work continues on the new 2014 Hol-Taj Suzuki GSX-R1000 machine. The original road-specification bike has been completely stripped and is being rebuilt to full Superbike specification (some technical details are given in the previous post dated 3rd February).
- A factory race swing arm has been fitted to replace the intended Fabtech unit and Marchesini wheels are being obtained.
- A 24l race tank, seat and subframe are being fitted.
- The engine is currently at Slick! Performance, where Tony Bass is working his tuning ‘magic’ on the unit.
Many thanks indeed go to Hol-Taj Exports and Team Classic Suzuki for this excellent support. Thanks also go to Tony Bass and Slick! Performance for his exceptional work on the bikes’ engines.
With these exciting developments now coming together Daley is really looking forward to the new season, which starts with the Spring Cup at Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough.
Monday 3rd February 2014
Update on preparations for the 2014 racing season
With just 10 weeks to go to the first road race of the 2014 season – the Spring Cup at Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough – Daley’s plans are coming together and are rapidly moving forward.
In an exciting new development Daley is being sponsored for 2014 with a new Suzuki GSX-R1000 to complement the GSX-R600 that he rode last year.
- Suzuki GSX-R600. The Supersport machine which Daley rode in the 2013 season is currently at Slick! Performance on the Isle of Man where the engine is being race tuned. On the dyno an increase in power output of over 10% has been measured. The spare engine for this machine is also being tuned at the same time. This improvement will put the machine in a very strong position competitively in the Supersport classes.
- Suzuki GSX-R1000. Daley is delighted to announce that last year’s Honda CBR1000RR Superstock bike is being replaced by a new 2014 Suzuki GSX-R1000 machine with the intention of upgrading it to Superbike specification. A “donor” ex-BSB bike will provide some of the critical components in what is a full strip-down and rebuild of the standard road bike to the much higher Superbike specification. As part of this the engine will also be tuned by Slick! Performance. At the time of writing both bikes have been stripped and the many detailed preparations for the rebuild are being completed or organised. The rebuild schedule will see the new bike completed in time for testing prior to the start of the season.
- Ohlins FG670 gas forks.
- Brembo monoblock calipers.
- Brembo thumb operated rear brake.
- Fabtech rear swingarm.
- Ohlins rear shock absorber.
- Motec M880 datalogging system fully enabled with launch control, traction control, anti-wheelie control & digital dash.
Daley explained: “I’m really very grateful to Hol-Taj and Team Classic Suzuki for sponsoring my machines for the 2014 season. The preparations we’re working on will provide me with some excellent and highly competitive machinery across the Supersport and Superbike classes, putting me in a very good position to make a real challenge for podium positions.” Speaking of the season’s race schedule he continued: “We’ve a busy but balanced programme of races planned. On the Irish roads I’ll be competing at the Ulster GP and the North West 200 international meetings as well as national events such as Cookstown, the Bush and Armoy. I’ll be racing as usual at the Scarborough meetings and at the Southern 100 too. But the main focus will be making my debut at the TT, which I’m really looking forward to.”
Daley raced on the TT Mountain Course for the first time in 2013 at the Manx Grand Prix, where he rode the Hol-Taj Suzuki GSX-R600 to an impressive 5th place in the Newcomer’s A Race at a best average lap speed in excess of 113mph. Of the Manx he said: “I was delighted with my performance in the Manx, especially as I was riding a standard-engined machine. Being a newcomer to the Mountain Course was an amazing experience and I learned a lot but know there’s a lot more to learn. It was disappointing that the Senior Race was cancelled due to bad weather but the whole experience was an excellent preparation for me for the TT this year.”
At the TT Daley is entered on both bikes into four classes: Both Supersport races, the Superbike Race and the Senior. With the upgraded, high-specification, machinery which will be available to him this season Daley is confident of returning some excellent results both at the TT and at the other events into which he is entered in 2014.
Daley concluded: “With all the new developments now going on I’m really excited for the upcoming season and am really looking forward to some excellent racing and great results!”
Thursday 30th January 2014
Daley is delighted to have secured sponsorship for his 2014 motorcycle race fairings from PRF Racekits. PRF Racekits specialise in the manufacture of Motorcycle Race & Trackday bodywork, supplying teams from the British Superbike paddock, Irish Road Racers and Club Racers alike. The product range is constantly expanding as old and new motorcycle models are continually catered for. All PRF Racekits fairings are handmade in the UK from 280gm woven fibre-glass sheeting which ensures a strong and lightweight product. Many racers comment on how much more rigid PRF Racekits fairings feel when compared with normal fibre-glass fairings.
PRF Racekits‘ company policy is one of continued product development. Trials of new products and a strong relationship with racers helps the company to identify and clearly understand manufacturing requirements. PRF Racekits is in the enviable position of being able to produce and supply products demanded by club and factory team riders everywhere. Knowledge of production efficiency and product quality is paramount. PRF Racekits has experienced a continual growth in its customer base over the years and there are no signs of it letting up yet. The company is recognised internationally and has become a valuable source of expertise within the motorcycle industry, providing services for the racing community for over 20 years.
PRF Racekits not only manufacture products for racers and race teams, they own their own professional racing outfit too. So not only do the company provide racers with top-quality products, they race them too. They ride what they sell to their customers and would not allow anything out of the factory that they wouldn’t use themselves. PRF Racekits are genuine high-quality products built for racers by racers.
PRF Racekits, where quality equals performance.
Thursday 30th January 2014
In an exciting new development for the 2014 season the industry-leading Rock Oil company have come onboard and are sponsoring Daley with their race-grade motorcycle lubricants and other products.
Rock Oil are renowned and long-term sponsors of motorsports. They are suppliers of Automotive, Commercial, Industrial, Agricultural, Marine, Textile, Own Label and OEM products in addition to their wide Motorcycle range, which covers road bikes and both modern and classic scooters as well as racing machines. Products include fully and semi-synthetic 4 and 2-stroke oils, gearbox and fork oils, chain lubricants, coolants, cleaners, etc.
Using the correct lubricant is essential in ensuring the long term reliability and protection of motorcycle engines. Every Rock Oil product is engineered to perform a specific task, assuring the highest performance for individual requirements. Rock Oil lubricants meet the very latest approvals including JASO MA & MA2 – the only certified motorcycle-only specifications.
With today’s modern race and road bikes, lubricants have to work harder than ever to ensure optimum performance and reliability. To achieve these demanding criteria, Rock Oil has succeeded in developing a sophisticated range of products to cater for every application to include all 2 & 4-stroke machines.
Rock Oil has a vast racing and motorsport experience, enjoying many British & World Championship successes, ensuring that they are at the forefront of lubrication technology. Recent successes have included working with the current World Speedway Champion, Tai Woffinden, record-breaking Isle of Man TT success with Padgetts Honda and the European Youth Trial Champion Franzi Kadlec. Rock Oil‘s continued involvement with all forms of two wheeled racing ensures that all products from engine oil through to ancillary products such as chain lube are fully tested in the extremes of competition.
Rock Oil has also worked in conjunction with just about all the major manufacturers such as Yamaha, Ducati, Suzuki, Honda, Kawasaki and Triumph. This support of racing does not just apply to the very top levels of competition and we have always supported grass roots racing.
Rock Oil are still very much involved in racing support and product development and are still working with major racing teams and individuals from youth level up to world title contenders. Areas supported include grasstrack, karting, motocross, road and track racing, rallying and even a team competing at Le Mans. Also worthy of mention is our involvement in support as diverse as a NASA project and an Everest expedition! This eclectic mix of projects and sports is a testament to the variety of high performing products Rock manufacture and a commitment to producing the very finest lubricants possible.
Stuart Hicken, Buildbase BMW
“We have found the products to be superb in every aspect. The latest synthetic oils give a rise in horsepower and the protection against wear is unparalleled. They are without doubt the best oils I have used since I started racing in the 60′s. And the brilliant product range is backed up by a fantastic team of people, who are always ready to help. I am very proud that we are supported by Rock Oil.”
Roger Middleton, RMKD Engineering
“Rock Oil every time for me. We use ‘Synthesis 4 Racing’ and run our engines to 16,100rpm – 1,600rpm above their designed engine speed. No mechanical problems whatsoever last season. We used the Guardian prior to raising the rev limit with great success, but were advised by the technical department to up it to the higher spec fully synthetic with the extra rpm we were using. Not a problem with clutch slip, which some other brands cause, and on inspecting the engine ready for the 2010 season we found no wear at all. Just as a matter of course I fitted a new cam chain and on setting the valve clearances on the rebuild found only 3 that needed slight adjustment. What more can I say – no DNFs – only off the top step of the podium twice (due to grid allocation), two outright F400 lap records, three club lap records and a £75 parts bill for the rebuild. Cheap racing I call that. And that suggests to me that good oil is worth the money and my money goes with Rock Oil.“
Tuesday 21st January 2014
Daley is very pleased to announce that he has secured sponsorship from The Carbon King for the forthcoming season. The Carbon King specialises in high-quality carbon fibre motorcycle and car components, fitments and accessories for road, track and race use. All products are made using 3K carbon fibre materials, steel moulds, are autoclaved and produced to the highest standards using the latest technologies.
Managing Director and founder Paul Train says:
“After 23 years working in the motor trade for the likes of Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche, I decided to ‘give it a go’ and set up my own business. Initially the business was based around bike trading due to my love of motorcycles, but after a year the business took a different direction. I started getting into manufacturing and selling Carbon Fibre Components.
I have visited many Carbon Fibre factories around the world and have formed a great relationship with one of the best in the business, ensuring the latest technology is used.
The Carbon King aims to deliver excellent quality products at affordable prices, faultless customer service and I have passion for what I do. Our range and stock is forever increasing as is our experience, ensuring we stay at the forefront of the competition.
The Carbon King’s extensive range of products includes carbon fibre accessories for Aprilia, BMW Ducati, Honda, Kawasaki, KTM, Lotus, Mini, MV Agusta, Suzuki, Triumph and Yamaha, for example. In addition to items such as front and rear fenders, fairing panels, chain guards, exhaust heat shields, sprocket and clutch covers and heel guards, etc., the range also extends to plain and double bubble windscreens, seats, aluminium clutch covers as well as self-adhesive 3D and 4D carbon wrap.
SHIPPING: All items are shipped within 1 working day excluding weekends and Bank Holidays via Royal Mail First Class, First Class ‘Signed For’, or International ‘Signed For’. Any larger items will be sent via Parcel Force.
RETURNS: If for any reason you are unhappy with your purchase, The Carbon King agree to refund you in full upon receipt of the returned item, or to replace it within a period of 14 days by prior agreement. Postage costs may also be refunded once a case is reviewed.
Contact The Carbon King:
Address: The Carbon King, 32B Hunt Street, Old Town, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 3HW
Tel: 01865 600 63501865 600 635, Mobile: 07810 48398207810 483982
Facebook: the carbon king
Monday 20th January 2014
Daley is featured in Issue 20 of Emerald Road Racing (Review of 2013), gaining mentions in the reports for the events at the Armoy Road Races (Northern Ireland), the Cock o’the North races (Scarborough) and the Manx Grand Prix (Isle of Man).
Proud to be riding the Hol-Taj Suzuki GSX-R600 under the famous Number 3 at “the Manx”, Daley was delighted with his 5th place finish with a fastest lap time of 113.753 mph in the Newcomer’s A Race on the standard-engined machine in his first visit to the Isle of Man. The 3-page review of the meeting features two prominent photographs of Daley riding the Suzuki both during practice and the race itself.
About EMERALD ROAD RACING
The aim of the magazine is by no means to disrespect the top racing winners across Ireland, but to help everyone remember that there are over 30 individuals on every grid. And, with each individual, comes a unique story of their racing, aims and ambitions.
The magazine aspires to air as many opinions and points of view as possible as every person involved in racing has an opinion on topical issues. And so all levels of riders will get a fair write up; marshals and photographers will have a chance to air some views; and the committee members behind the scenes of the meetings can also have the opportunity to reach a wider audience.
Hopefully this will be a way of understanding how the whole sport can progress and, if anything, get better and better.
Saturday 4th January 2014
Daley’s 2014 Sponsorship Portfolio has been updated. Please click here to view and/or download a .pdf copy.