English motorcycle racer Mathison killed on Isle of Man
ISLE OF MAN (AP) — Organizers said English motorcycle rider Daley Mathison died Monday following a crash during the third lap of the opening Superbike race at the Isle of Man TT (Tourist Trophy) event.
The race was due to be run over four laps, but was declared a result after two when the red flag was flown for the accident at the start of the third tour.
The TT races around the island off the northwest coast of England have been run since 1907. Two riders died last year.
Mathison was an experienced runner on the 37.73-mile (61-kilometer) Mountain Course.
“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 statement said. “The accident occurred at Snugborough, just over two miles into the course, on the third lap of the race.”
The Isle of Man TT races began on May 25 and conclude on Friday.