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After a lot of hours worth of preparation, the team finally made their way to Oliver’s Mount for their first official race of the season – The Bob Smith Spring Cup 2016.
Having raced at the track from the age of 15, Daley is well known to the staff and the fans and he certainly likes to put on a show for them at what he considers, his home track.
Saturday 16th April Day 1 – the weather forecast rain however, this is when Daley likes to shine as unlike most riders who are unsure of these conditions, the “Rain Master” (which he’s been nicknamed in the past), certainly excels in the wet. Daley didn’t disappoint and showcased this fact in both qualifying and the subsequent races, putting his 600 on the top step with an impressive 1st place in the first race of the day (Supersport Race 1), before crossing the line in 2nd, in the first Senior Race having been pipped to the post by Dean Harrison on the final lap. Certainly a great start to the Road Racing Season for the Stockton rider on board his Suzuki machinery.
Sunday 17th April Day 2 – after a late night working on the bikes, the sun decided to shine but unfortunately, not for the team who encountered technical issues all day. After much misfortune, Daley and the team decided to call it a day however, it wasn’t long before the rest of the programme was called to a complete halt after several red flags. Not the day that anyone had wished for. Daley and the team would like to take this opportunity to wish those involved in these incidents, a speedy recover.
Due to the cancellation, the organisers have decided that the main race will now rerun during the Cock o’ the North meeting in June (18th and 19th).
Thank you to everyone for your continued support at the weekend. The team are now busy in the workshop, fixing the gremlins, ready for the May bank holiday weekend’s racing at Darley Moor before the main event of the calendar, the TT at the Isle of Man in May.
Let’s go racing!
As we welcomed April, Daley Mathison Racing also officially launched their new colours and sponsors to the general public after a long Winter of development and design.
The team are so pleased that they are able to reinforce their relationship with existing sponsors and thank them for their continued support as well as being delighted to welcome onboard, some brand new sponsors for this year to strengthen our campaign.
2016 Sponsor List:
Team Classic Suzuki
Suzuki Vintage Parts Dept.
R&G Race Products
NGK Spark Plugs
Samco by Racebikebitz
Farndon house & Bike Industries
MWR Air Filters
JT Chain & Sprockets
Forcefield Body Armour
IA graphic Design
Plus all of the personal sponsors
Two of DMRacing’s BRAND NEW sponsors for this year will ensure that they launch in style with some amazing merchandise available at http://www.bikeindustries.com
And to finish it off perfectly, a brand new website will be available soon! Watch this space!
Don’t forget, it still isn’t too late to join the team as there’s still scope for additional support so if this is of interest to anyone, please get in touch as we are able to design bespoke packages to suit your requirements.
So even though the season has yet to officially start, a lot of hard work behind the scenes is essential, including pre-season testing and long workshop hours, to ensure that the machinery are ready for the start of Daley’s road racing campaign at Scarborough’s Spring Cup on 16th/17th April.
Daley’s first port of call was to Jerez in Spain at the beginning of March with his Superbike, joining a private test. This was the first time that Daley had visited this specific venue but he soon got to grips with the track and it was certainly a worthwhile few days, where he came away with lots of valuable data and track time.
Having then returned back to the UK, the next stop after a few tweaks in the workshop, saw the team visiting a firm favourite – Darley Moor Race Circuit.
The team participated in Darley Moor’s 2 day event where Daley managed a personal best time around the circuit of 54.64 seconds (which was the fastest lap of the day and only 2 seconds off the current lap record) – owing to the temperature of the track and weather conditions, this was a great result. Daley pushed his Superbike to victory in 2 races, with 2 x 2nd places and another 1st place which was on a 125 bike that he rode on behalf of Brian Scott.
Again, a lot of vital and productive data was secured from this round to make some final alterations ready for the Spring Cup which will see Daley race against the likes of William Dunlop, Ivan Linton, Dean Harrison and Lee Johnstone to name but a few. Oliver’s Mount has played host to Daley from the age of 15 years and he considers this to be his local track. He secured his first major win at the track during the 2015 Spring Cup, crossing the finish line seconds ahead of the field in typical British wet weather on his Michelin wets. Hopefully, 2016 can see him replicate this result or even better
it, with a Spring Cup overall podium finish (as the race is ran over 2 legs).
Finally and most importantly, can we take this opportuntiy to thank everyone for their continued support, dedication and passion for the team and road racing. It isn’t possible without you.
Let’s go racing!
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International Motorcycle Road Racer
European MotoE Champion 2015
Welsh Open Champion 2014
Ulster Grand Prix Ultra Lightweight winner 2014
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L A T E S T N E W S
Sunday 14th February
2016 plans coming soon – new colour scheme, new partners and a fantastic new range of team wear & merchandise.
Friday 11th December
Provisional 2016 Road Racing Calendar
Daley’s provisional road racing calendar for 2016 is:-
- April 2 to 3 – Darley Moor – Testing and Club meeting (including Round 1 of the Curtis Milner Trophy).
- April 16 to 17 – Scarborough – Spring Cup Bob Smith Trophy.
- May 1 to 2 – Darley Moor – Club meeting (including Round 2 of the Curtis Milner Trophy).
- May 10 to 14 – International North West 200 – Northern Ireland.
- May 28 to June 10 – Isle of Man TT.
- June 18 to 19 – Scarborough – Cock o’the North.
- July 11 to 14 – Southern 100 – Isle of Man.
- July 23 to 24 – Scarborough – Barry Sheene Road Races.
- July 29 to 30 – Armoy Road Races – Northern Ireland.
- August 10 to 13 – International Ulster Grand Prix – Northern Ireland.
- August 20 to August 29 – Classic TT – Isle of Man Festival of Motorcycling.
- September 24 to 25 – Scarborough – Steve Henshaw Gold Cup.
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