Daley Mathison has been killed during the 2019 Isle of Man TT opener which saw a red flag triggered during the RST Superbike race.

On Lap 3 of the opening TT race, a red flag was caused by an incident at Snugborough with the race stopped and the result declared at the end of Lap 2.

The 27-year-old rider, who had been set to compete in all solo races at this year’s Isle of Man TT, made his debut on the Island in 2013 and secured three TT podiums, all in the TT Zero class.

Statement from ACU Events Ltd at the Isle of Man TT:

“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 2 miles into the Course, on the 3rd 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.”

Crash.net would like to also pass on its deepest sympathy to Daley Mathison’s family.