Who is Daley Mathison? (died in a crash during the Superbike race) Biography – Daley Mathison Wiki
Daley Mathison, from Stockton-on-Tees, suffered fatal injuries in the crash during the competition’s opening race on 3 June 2019.
The 27-year-old’s BMW S100RR struck trees before bursting into flames between Ashlar Drive and the Snugborough Trading Estate in Braddan.
Marshals used cement dust to put out the fire as there was no extinguisher.
The inquest heard racers can reach speeds of up to 140 mph (225 kmph) on that particular stretch.
There was no medical kit at the marshaling point, although both were available nearby.
It has since been decided extinguishers and medical equipment should be made available at Ashlar Drive in future.
Judge Jayne Hughes said it was “shocking” that the police had to use cement powder to extinguish the fire, but the racer did not die from the fire.
He recommended fire extinguishers and stated that signs stating where to place the closest equipment should be posted at marshaling points in the future.
The Business and Auto Cycle Association Department “must solve all costs”, he added.
The court heard that Mr. Mathison seemed to have lost control after stepping off Braddan Bridge and that he was “well beyond the race line” shortly before the crash on lap three of the Superbike race.
Forensic officer Jayne Hughes, who recorded the outcome of the accident, said he was pleased that a vehicle inspector could not find a mechanical failure on the motorcycle.
He added that the death of the racer was a “tragic consequence” of his decision to enter the race and that even the “most experienced” competitors could lose control.
Ms. Hughes conveyed her condolences to Mr. Mathison’s wife and family, who attended the trial, via video link.
At the time of his death, the racer was described as a “bright star” “shot too early” by his colleagues.
He had started 19 TT races and had three podiums.