Name: Josh Daley

Date of Birth: 10/08/1996

Place of Birth: Warrington, UK

Nationality: British

Races competed: Thundersport GB 09-12, National Superstock 600 2013, British Supersport 2014-2017, National Superstock 1000 2017 onwards. Isle of Man TT 2016-2017 onwards, Ulster GP 2017, Classic TT Superbikes 2017

Twitter: @joshdaleyracing

Facebook: Josh Daley Racing

Website: www.joshdaley.racing

Credit: Tim Keeton – Impact Images Photography

Getting into biking:

“My dad used to race club racing, I’ve been around bikes since I was born. I was sat on Carl Rennie’s PRF Racing CBR600 when I was 5 days old. It all started for me when my parents got me a PW50 on my 4th Christmas. That was the start of me costing my mum and dad a lot of money!”

In 2004 at the age of 8, Josh had his first race in the British Minimoto 4.2 Championship, where he found himself on the podium in 2nd place.

First bike:

“Yamaha PW50.”

Racing Icon:

“Tough one, when I was younger racing mini-moto’s everyone had dreams of being the next Valentino Rossi, I wasn’t interested in that. I wanted to be the next Joey Dunlop, David Jefferies and Steve Hislop, always sort of had tunnel vision towards road racing and it’s always been in my mind.”

Career Highlights:

“8 lap records at Thundersport GB in the 400 class in 2012, Pole position in European Junior Cup at Silverstone 2012 as a wildcard rider riding for Moto Vudu (Simon Crafar), first rider to do 100mph lap around Aintree on a 600, biggest one has to be my first ever TT and finishers medal though, and progressing to a bronze replica and silver replica this year also!”

He first appeared at the Thundersport GB in 2009, where he placed 16th, improving on this result the following year when he came 4th. In 2011 Josh was the youngest rider on the grid at just 14 years old he finished runner-up, after 30 races he was on the podium an impressive 21 times including 6 race wins.

2009 and 2010 also saw Josh become North West Centre ACU Junior road race champion for two consecutive years. This came before Daley won the 2011 Formula 400 & Open 500, ACU North West F400 and becoming the youngest ever Ace of Aintree champion in the history of the club.

In 2012 Josh won the F400 championship and came 2nd in the Open 650, and as he mentioned appeared as a wildcard ride for Simon Crafar’s Moto Vudu team.

Daley raced in the Pirelli National Superstock 600cc Championship in 2013, moving to the Supersport class of the Evo Championship the following 2 years, where he placed 8th and 10th respectively.

2016 was the first year Josh appeared at the Isle of Man TT, racing in the Supersport TT 1 where he placed 46th and the Supersport TT 2 coming 52nd. The following year Daley improved his placings when he came 35th in the Supersport TT 1 race, as well as taking 23rd in the Superbike Classic race. In the Supersport TT 1 race Josh’s average speed improved massively from 109.919mph in 2016 to 114.972mph in 2017.

Favourite course/track:

“It’s a tough one between Isle of Man TT and Ulster GP, but short circuit has to be Thruxton.”

Aspirations:

“To keep chipping away, gaining confidence on the roads, focusing on being as smooth as possible not worrying about lap times or positions for my first 5 years road racing.”

Career Achievements – at a glance:

  • Ace of Aintree Champion
  • Made Isle of Man TT debut in 2016 finishing 46th and 52nd in the two Supersport 600cc races
  • Finished 35th in the 2017 Supersport 600cc TT race, winning his first bronze replica and improving his best lap of the Mountain Course to 117.347mph
  • First appearance at the Classic TT came in 2017 when he finished 23rd
  • Made Ulster Grand Prix debut in 2017, finishing 20th and 22nd in the two Supersport 600cc races, setting a fastest lap of 121.168mph. Also finished third in the Dundrod National race
  • Regular points scorer in the British Supersport Championship with a best finish of 11th (Snetterton 2015 & Snetterton 2017)
  • Set to compete in the 2018 Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship