Tribute to Daley Mathison
Daley was an expert rider who took the University’s e-Bike to the podium at the TT Zero in 2018, with the second fastest ever lap speed by an electric motorcycle at the competition and was the first rider of an electric bike to win a race on a mixed short circuit grid.
His experience and talent saw him set numerous records for a number of different teams across various motorcycle classes.
As part of the University’s Electric Superbike Team, Daley helped the team to test and engineer the e-bike, providing them with valuable feedback on the bike’s behaviour, enabling them to implement improvements before the main races.
In 2018, Daley rode the bike to a podium finish into second place at the TT Zero and also won the MotoE race at Donnington Park, becoming the first rider of an electric bike to win on a mixed short circuit grid.
At the TT Isle of Man event in 2017, Daley won the Best Privateer Award, while the team were also given Best Team and Best University awards.
Daley and the team came third in the Isle of Man TT Zero Race 2016, achieving a podium finish, ahead of big-name manufacturers such as Honda and Victory, as well as competing universities such as Bath, Kingston and Brunel. They also won an award for the Best Team at the TT.
In 2015, Daley rode to victory in the European EMoto competition, setting consecutive lap records – powering the team forward to look ahead to 2016 with optimism and excitement.
Daley will be sorely missed by the team and will always be remembered for his talent and passion for riding. His accolades and achievements will never be forgotten.