Isle of Man TT: The Daily Mathison – Thursday May 31

In Features, IOMTT, Roads

AFTER TT action was halted yesterday following multiple incidents on the Mountain Course, Daley Mathison is raring to get back on track tonight.

“It’s always difficult to come back after what’s happened – I was heavily involved in the second incident, helping with Steve’s crash.

“But it’s what we do, we love the track and sometimes it can be very very cruel to us. We’re such a big family and that’s why it’s so hard. If everyone here didn’t like each other it wouldn’t be the same, but because we’re so close-knit, it hits everyone hard.

It's all business for the TT fortnight as the lads check over the (L-R) Superstock, Supersport and Superbike...
It’s all business for the TT fortnight as the lads check over the (L-R) Superstock, Supersport and Superbike…

“We wake up and the show must go on – and we provide the show. We come back in, we had a briefing and a meeting with the boys this morning, we go over the situation, where we are with the bikes and that.

“We try to relay any data we did get from that half a lap last night, and we just try to hit the ground running tonight from where we left off last night. As strange as it sounds, we wouldn’t go any slower, we’re still all out there trying to win the race.

“The plan tonight – I haven’t ridden the stocker yet and I want to get a base setting, so we’ll do two laps on the stock bike, then we’ll jump on the superbike and do one lap – maybe two depending on the time we’ve got. Then I’d like to get a flying lap on the Halsall Supersport.

“Depending on the time and weather, hopefully the electric bikes will get their first lap of the week after the sidecars tonight. I’m really really looking forward to that to be honest.

“We did a bit of testing at Jurby last Sunday and we’re making ground with it all the time. It’s really looking good – I definitely think we’ll give Mugen a headache this time.”

*Images: UK Clubsport

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