104 Scarborough Official Press Release - Daley Mathison Racing | 25 Sep 2017

Scarborough Official Press Release - Daley Mathison Racing

Update attached 

As you may already know, I was involved in the last incident yesterday at Oliver's Mount. 

After enjoying showcasing the electric superbike in its new spec, we decided to take part in the Junior B final.  

On lap 3, disaster struck with front brake failure.  I did everything in my power to slow the 280kg Electric superbike but it was useless. 

Fortunately, I managed to miss several competitors before making the decision to jump off the bike at between 50/60mph. The bike unfortunately hit the fence at Drury's hairpin, before being involved with spectators in the field behind. This has to be the hardest thing I'll have to come to terms with, in my career. I am so traumatised by what has happened, as I am sure a lot of people are who witness/experienced the crash and I am so deeply sorry for the spectators involved and their families.  I'd like to send my best wishes and thoughts to everyone involved.  

Being a family man, I cannot begin to imagine what these families are going through right now. 

I'd like to say a huge thank you to all of the medical staff involved, marshalls, police and the circuit officials for doing such an amazing job, taking care of the injured and everyone involved.

Finally, thank you for all of your concerns, messages and comments.  It just goes to show what fantastic supporters and family I have around me; you're the reason I do what I do - I strive to entertain.  I'm just so sorry how yesterday concluded. 

Regards 
Daley

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