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2014 Season principal results overview:-
- 1st Place Ulster Grand Prix Ultra Lightweight Race.
- 6th Place Ulster Grand Prix Superbike Race.
- 7th Place Ulster Grand Prix Supersport Race.
- Welsh Open Champion.
- Two Bronze Replicas 2014 Isle of Man TT debut (35th & 41st place finishes Supersport races).
- 3rd Place Junior 600 Class Auto 66 Club UK Road & Track Championship.
- Top Race Results:-
- 1st place finishes – 5
- 2nd place finishes – 8
- 3rd place finishes – 8
- 4th place finishes – 5
2015 Season principal results overview (to 22.04.15):-
- Spring Cup, Scarborough:-
- Two 1st place finishes
- One second place finish
Some favourite photographs from the 2014 season. Click on any image to view a slideshow:
Now becoming recognised as one of the sport’s leading ‘next generation’ racers, Daley was delighted to finish races in 2014 ahead of the sport’s best riders such as John McGuinness, Bruce Anstey and Ian Hutchinson at venues as varied as Scarborough and the Dundrod circuit of the Ulster Grand Prix.
Eagerly looking forward to more successes working with his Marketing Partners in 2015, Daley will post regular news updates here, so please check back periodically for the latest updates.
Click here to read the “Next Generation” article in the August 2014 edition of Road Racing Ireland (in pdf format).
Motorcycle Racing dates for 2015: (Click on the title to view)
Road Racing British Superbike World Superbike MotoGP
Irish Superbike Adelaide Masters
Or, to view/download a pdf copy of a Combined Calendar of all of the above, click HERE
L A T E S T N E W S
Links to the most recent Latest News Articles not appearing below (click on the date):
Thursday 9th April – New bike livery for 2015 season. (NA29)
Friday 3rd April – Roadracing News Scarborough Spring Cup preview. (NA28)
Thursday 2nd April – New Partnership with Wiz Knee Sliders. (NA27)
Friday 20th March – Northern Echo article – new Motorsport Engineering course at Darlington College. (NA26)
Tuesday 10th February – Testing at Cartagena Circuit. (NA25)
Wednesday 28th January 2015 – Daley’s 2015 leathers. (NA24)
Alternatively, click HERE to view a chronological list of all News Articles.
Wednesday 22nd April 2015
Michelin News article
Daley was delighted by the superb performance of his Michelin tyres at the recent Spring Cup meeting at Scarborough’s Oliver’s Mount. Clinching two race wins on Sunday in very demanding weather conditions on his Michelin Power Rain tyres, Daley was ecstatic to come in in first place in the Spring Cup A Leg 2 race on his Hol-Taj Suzuki GSX-R600 machine, beating Guy Martin on his Tyco BMW S1000RR into fourth place and Dean Harrison into seventh place. Click on the image above to read the Michelin article. Click here to read Daley’s race review on this website (NA31).
Wednesday 22nd April 2015
Chronicle Live article
“Newlyweds shun honeymoon so biker Daley Mathison can go racing”
The Chronicle Live have published an article on Daley and Natalie’s wedding and their “honeymoon” which was spent road racing at Scarborough’s Oliver’s Mount Spring Cup meeting the following weekend. Daley celebrated both his marriage to Nat and Nat’s birthday on race Sunday by two wins on his Hol-Taj Suzuki GSX-R600 Supersport bike! Click on the image above to read the article on the Chronicle Live’s website.
Wednesday 22nd April 2015
Northern Echo article
The regional newspaper The Northern Echo have published a news article on Daley by reporter Hannah Bryan. The article describes an amazing and very memorable week for Daley and Natalie Mathison. They got married on Easter Monday and on the Sunday of the following (honeynoon!) weekend Daley had two race wins at Scarborough’s Oliver’s Mount road races – Nat’s birthday!
Tuesday 21st April 2015
Daley takes 2 wins at the season’s first meeting!
Scarborough Spring Cup – April 11th & 12th 2015
The Spring Cup at Scarborough’s Oliver’s Mount circuit is traditionally the first meeting of the motorcycle road racing season. Daley’s “home” circuit, and where he has raced regularly since the age of 15, Scarborough is also favoured by Irish racers who use the meeting as a shakedown for their own season which commences two weeks later with the Cookstown 100. This year top Irish racers included Ryan Farquhar, Lee Johnston, Gareth Keys, Seamus Elliott, Neil Kernohan and Sam Wilson. Normally held over one day, for 2015 the meeting was held over two in order to assist riders to obtain the necessary signatures for attendance at the major international meetings such as the TT.
For a brief introduction to the Oliver’s Mount circuit, click here.
Being early in the season the Spring Cup is often held in less than ideal conditions and this year it was cool and breezy with some early sunshine but later at times very wet, especially on the Sunday. Several incidents slowed the schedule down on Sunday and the afternoon races were reduced from 8 laps to 6 as a consequence.
Starting on Michelin Power Cup tyres, as conditions deteriorated Daley later rode on full wets – Michelin Power Rain – which excelled as some competitors decided conditions were too poor for themselves. Following the replacement of a faulty fork seal on the Saturday the Hol-Taj Suzuki GSX-R1000 Superbike was still not handling well so Daley rode the Hol-Taj GSX-R600 Supersport bike in all classes for the rest of the meeting.
In the following gallery, click on any image to view a slideshow:
Having married Natalie on the previous Monday – Easter Monday – (see the post NA30 dated 9th April below, or click here) Daley was ecstatic to celebrate his “honeymoon weekend”, and his new wife’s birthday on Sunday, with a brace of wins (and a second place) – his first wins at Scarborough!
Daley’s race results summary:-
- Junior A
- Leg 1, Race 1 – 5th
- Leg 2, Race 18 – 1st
- Overall – 2nd
- Leg 1, Race 10 – DNF
- *Leg 2 Race 21 – 5th (on the 600)*
- Overall – 12th
- Spring Cup A
- **Leg 2, Race 15 – 1st**
- Overall – 4th
* Daley and Dean Harrison finished the race in 2nd and 1st places respectively, but as both were riding 600cc machines, having qualified on 1000cc bikes, their positions were adjusted to 5th and 4th in the official results.
** Daley on his Hol-Taj Suzuki GSX-R600 beat Guy Martin (Tyco BMW S1000RR) into 4th place with Tom Weeden and Ivan Lintin in 2nd and 3rd places respectively and Dean Harrison in 7th place.
A brilliant start to the 2015 season for Daley!
To view/download Daley’s official results sheets in pdf format, click here.
To view the meeting’s full results, click here (SportsTiming Services website).
To visit the Auto66 Club’s Oliver’s Mount website, click here.
The next meetings at Scarborough’s Oliver’s Mount are:
- The Barry Sheene Race and Rally Festival on 20th and 21st June.
- The Cock o’the North Darren Lindsay Cup on 18th and 19th July.
- The Steve Henshaw International Gold Cup on 12th and 13th September.
Daley’s very good friend from his time in Northern Ireland, Gareth Keys, was seriously injured in an incident during practice at the Spring Cup. At the time of writing Gareth is still in hospital in Hull and Daley sends his very best wishes for a speedy and full recovery to Gareth, his wife and daughter and his family and friends.
Thursday 9th April 2015
Daley and Natalie’s Wedding
On a glorious, warm and sunny Easter Monday, 6th April, Daley married Natalie (née Johnson) at the Bannatyne Hotel, Darlington – a Grade II listed Town House dating back to the 19th Century.
The ceremony was followed by a Reception and Evening Function held at the same venue. Nat looked stunning in her beautiful white Wedding Dress which, to the delight of the Happy Couple’s family and friends, she wore through the day.
The Wedding also had a racing motorcycle theme as Daley displayed his two Hol-Taj bikes in their brand-new 2015 livery on platforms in a corner of the Reception and Evening Function Room alongside the High Table.
Click on either of the following images to view a slideshow of the two Hol-Taj bikes:
Everyone had a fantastic day, with Daley and Nat surrounded by the love and best wishes of all their family and friends.
The Happy Couple will spend their wedding weekend at Scarborough’s Spring Cup, where Daley is racing at his first meeting of the year.
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