Welcome to LS2’s youngest ever “sponsored rider” Daisy Blu Mathison!
Whilst the rest of the road racing community are at the NW200, Daley has decided to spend some valuable time testing his Superbike in Portugal instead, in preparation for the main event of the road racing calendar at the Isle of Man.
Having just touched down, Daley is looking forward to 3 valuable days on track with his bike at Portimao, Portugal. This visit will provide valuable track time and bike fitness ready for the TT. This iconic track attracts thousands upon thousands of visitors and is one of Daley’s favourites.
EDDIE STOBART ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH INTERNATIONAL SUPERBIKE RACER DALEY MATHISON
‘Fuelled by Eddie Stobart’ Mathison sponsorship confirmed for 2016 race season
Eddie Stobart, Warrington, UK 5 May 2016 – Eddie Stobart is proud to announce a new partnership with International Superbike Racer, Daley Mathison.
Mathison, 24, from Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham, has been selected by Eddie Stobart to represent the brand in International Superbike Racing in a partnership dubbed ‘Fuelled by Eddie Stobart’. Part of the support from the company will provide fuel for team Daley Mathison Racing throughout the 2016 season.
With a number of international successes under his belt, including the MotoE European Championship for electric motorcycles in 2015, Mathison’s 2016 campaign got off to a brilliant start with victory in the first race of the season – the Bob Smith Spring Cup at Oliver’s Mount in North Yorkshire. Next, the team heads to the Isle of Man for the TT Races at the end of May.
Alex Laffey, Eddie Stobart CEO, said: “Eddie Stobart has formed high profile partnerships in motorsport over the years, and we are very proudly involved in Formula 1 logistics. This partnership is different in that we have been really impressed by Daley’s determination and racing style, and want to support him in his endeavours at the grass roots of motorsport. He is up and coming and has a really tenacious approach to his racing and the business around racing. We are sure he will go a long way and that he will make an excellent ambassador for Eddie Stobart in the international superbike scene.”
Daley Mathison added: “I am absolutely delighted to be working with Eddie Stobart. It is a massive boost to the team, both in terms of the direct support from the company, and to me as a racing brand through the promotional expertise and power of the Eddie Stobart name. It came about following a hopeful email that my wife wrote to Alex Laffey, having discovered we were from the same part of the country. He liked what he read, checked me out with his colleagues, and here we are. Now I need to deliver on the track, and we are off to a really excellent start. I’m looking forward to my first race in partnership with Eddie Stobart at the TTs in the Isle of Man. What a place to start.”
To celebrate the new partnership, one of the famous Eddie Stobart trucks has been named Daisy Blu – the name of Daley and wife Natalie’s first child – due to be born this month.
Daley Mathison Racing is proud to announce Eddie Stobart as their main sponsor for the 2016 Road Racing campaign.
Full press release will be available tomorrow.
Don’t forget that Daley Mathison Racing official merchandise is available from
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!