27-year-old Daley Mathison from Stockton-on-Tees has died during the four-lap Superbike race at the 2019 TT festival on Monday following an accident at the tight left-hand bend at Snugborough near Union Mills during the third lap. The race was immediately red-flagged and an air ambulance arrived to the scene where Mathison was taken to Nobles hospital.
Race organisers released a statement saying:
"ACU Events Ltd regrets to confirm that Daley Mathison, 27, from Stockton on Tees, Durham was killed in an incident during the Superbike race today at the Isle of Man TT Races."The accident occurred at Snugborough, just over two miles into the course, on the third lap of the race."Daley was an experienced competitor and was seeded 19th for today's race."He made his Mountain Course debut in the 2013 Manx Grand Prix Newcomers A Race, finishing fifth."His TT career included three consecutive podiums in the TT Zero electric bike Race in 2016, 2017 and 2018 including the runner up position in the race last year, representing Nottingham University."He also achieved an 11th place finish in last year's Superstock Race and a pair of 13th place finishes in the 2017 and 2018 Senior TT Races."He set his fastest lap of the Mountain Course - 128.054mph - in the 2018 Superstock race which made him the 34th fastest rider of all time. He set the second fastest TT Zero lap ever with lap of 119.294mph in the 2018 race."In total he started 19 TT Races with 14 finishes and 3 podiums and won 6 silver and 8 bronze replicas"ACU Events Ltd wishes to pass on their deepest sympathy to Daley's wife Natalie, his family and friends."