Flitwick motorcycle racing news


Flitwick motorcycles have a long association with the racing world. Steve Linsdell, owner has raced motorcycles on the track and road since 1979, specialising in more recent years at the challenging Isle of Man  Manx Grand Prix road races.

We have been proud to sponsor many riders over the years including Matt Llewellyn, Nigel "Cap" Davies, and Fernando Mendes .

Olie Linsdell, 27 year old son of Steve and Carole currently competes under the Flitwick Motorcycles banner,  competing at top level in the the major Road races, North West 200, Isle of man TT, and Ulster Grand Prix.

In 2007, At the age of only 19, he took his first win at the North West 200, and two decisive wins at his Debut at the Manx Grand prix, on the challenging TT circuit. He also holds the world record for the biggest winning margin on the Island circuit.

For 2016, we continue our support of Olie, who will compete in both classic and selected modern races, under the Umbrella of Team Flitwick Motorcycles.

25 year old David Linsdell, Steve and Caroles' youngest Son competes with the Classic Motorcycle Club, and for 2016 will ride a Camier framed 500 Yamaha.


See up to date racing news below.

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Team Flitwick supported rider Olie Linsdells' CRMC Anglesey report 15 July 2016
Linsdell Bullet Speeds to CRMC Championship 11 December 2015
Flitwick Rider Ian Lougher takes second at the Classic 500 tt, after picking up another pit lane penalty!! 02 September 2015
Olie and Team Flitwick clinch the Classic TT 500 win... 26 August 2013
Racing update- October 2012- its been hectic.... 01 October 2012
Team Flitwick race at Armoy 25 July 2012
North West 200 and TT- Back in the game.... 12 June 2012
Team Flitwick 2012 Road race plans in place 26 April 2012
Olie back on Track 31 March 2011
Olie Linsdell rides at Mallory 04 January 2011
Update on Olies Recovery following his manx Grand Prix Crash 07 October 2010
Olie Lifts the Barry Sheene Trophy at Scarborough 06 July 2010
Isle of Man TT trials and highlights 05 July 2010
Road Race season Kicks off- Scarborough, Cookstown and North West reports 21 May 2010
Team Flitwick Linsdell’s clean up at Easter 08 April 2010
Team Flitwick rider guest at Isle of Man TT media launch 23 March 2010
Olie to ride FTR Moto2 Grand Prix machine in Isle of Man TT Senior 24 February 2010
Team Flitwick Yamaha all set for 2010 09 February 2010
Team Flitwick and Olie Linsdell announcement imminent 09 February 2010
A tale of two Linsdells at the Manx Grand Prix 07 September 2009
Olie pulls out of the Ulster GP 04 August 2009
Horror 155 MPH crash for Olie at TT 16 June 2009
Olie sets fastes time through speed trap at the North West 200 15 May 2009
Portimao shakedown for Olie and Team Flitwick Motorcycles 26 March 2009
Linsdell all set to ride the Roads this Season 05 February 2009
Flitwick backed Olie 2009 race plans- update 14 January 2009
Olie reigns supreme at Snetterton guest appearance 11 September 2008
New Team mate joins Team Black Horse Yamaha and Olie 03 September 2008
Top ten finish for Olie at Cadwell BSB Supertock 600 01 September 2008
Fastest through the Speed Trap but no Finish for Steve 26 August 2008
Win for Olie at Dundrod 150 and a new lap record 16 August 2008
Olie in the points at Knockhill BSB Superstock 600 12 August 2008
TT debut, Three replicas and a lap of 119.556-olie's two weeks at the Isle of Man TT.... 10 June 2008
Victory for Olie at North West 200 18 May 2008
North West 200 Thursday practice marred by tragedy 16 May 2008
First practice session at North West 200 15 May 2008
Top six place for Olie at Brands 14 May 2008
Oulton disappointment for Olie and Team black Horse Yamaha 07 May 2008
Olie and the Black Horse Yamaha Team head to Oulton 01 May 2008
Thruxton woes for Olie and Team Black Horse Yamaha 20 April 2008
Olie surfing towards the North west 200 17 April 2008
First BSB round abandoned as heavy Snow hits Brands Hatch on Sunday 07 April 2008
Team Black Horse Yamaha head to Brands Hatch 03 April 2008
Snowy Snetterton debut for Team Black Horse Racing 25 March 2008
Easter week-end testing at Snetterton for Olie 21 March 2008
Want to be part of the Team? 27 February 2008
Flitwick's rider Olie Linsdell signs for Team Black Horse Yamaha for 2008 22 January 2008
Race team announcement imminent- watch this space 21 January 2008
Olie stars in Young Guns Isle of Man TT promotion! 11 October 2007
Championship win and new lap record for Olie 09 October 2007
David completes his debut Racing year 08 October 2007
Olie on a high for final Triumph 675 Young Guns at Brands 03 October 2007
Pole position in finale of Triumph Young Guns- and a ride on the "Wobbly wheel" 02 October 2007
Doldrums for Olie at Snetterton Young guns 19 September 2007
Mechanical woes at Snetterton for Olie- but championship in sight! 11 September 2007
Steve finishes on Podium in record breaking Manx Senior classic race 05 September 2007
Bedfordshire's Olie Linsdell storms into History at Isle of Man Manx Grand Prix 05 September 2007
Olie crashes out at Cadwell 11 August 2007
Triumph Young Guns brands GP 01 August 2007
Olie takes the King of Brands Crown! 13 July 2007
David the younger race debut- another Linsdell on the track! 09 July 2007
Olie back at Lyyden on 675 after Pembrey High side 18 June 2007
"Paton the back" but no finish for Steve 13 June 2007
Oulton lap record for Olie after highside at Pembrey 03 June 2007
Flying lessons at Pembrey for Olie 28 May 2007
Olie takes win at North West 200, and sets new lap record! 12 May 2007
Flitwick Rider Olie sets pole at the North West 200! 08 May 2007
Classic record breaker for Olie at Lydden Hill 07 May 2007
Three rostrums for championship leader Olie at Cadwell! 02 May 2007
Olie leads Michelin 675 Young guns series 19 April 2007

Olie On the Rostrum- Michelin young guns round one
Following a very hectic last minute race bike preparation on Thursday evening, Olie set out for Snetterton for the Friday test day. The Wheeler electrical Triumph 675 was collected in an unfinished spec Thursday afternoon- Tony Scott had been flat out trying to get the last of the Triple challenge bikes prepared, and had just run out of time.
To ensure that Olie was able to make the p.m. practice session on Friday, we had agreed to collect the bike, fit the bodywork supplied, put the decal set on, and finish off race pipe fixings battery etc. Steve worked to one in the morning, then was up at 5.00 to load the Van up- but at least Olie had a chance to get some set up time!
The weekend weather was absolutely fantastic- a light breeze and very warm with sunshine- perfect racing weather for the first round of this prestigious new series.
With only a few laps on the Friday, and a bike that needed running in and set up time, Olie set about Saturday’s first qualifying session hoping to get in the first half a dozen or so.
Steve and Helen had arrived the night before with the Hanson race truck, and were to hold out a board to tell Olie when to come in for adjustments- when the board didn’t show, Olie came in at the end of the session wondering what was wrong. Steve greeted him with the news that he had qualified in pole place, with a best lap time of 1.12.4, which is about 1.8 seconds faster than on the R6 last year, and half a second quicker than anyone else! Olie had not felt that he was that quick, which shows just how good the Triumph 675 is.
With tyre pressure changes and shock setting adjustments, the second qualifying put him on pole again, with no one going any quicker.
So it was in front of the grid that our rider lined up for the Superpole race in the afternoon, and the first race of this new Triumph series.
The race was scheduled for 6 laps but because a sidecar had left oil the whole way round the first corner, second corner an the back straight on the racing line, it was cut to only 5, so Olie needed to dial in quickly. Fourth into the first corner, Olie made his way through 4th, 3rd and 2nd and took Jimmy Dye for the lead on the final lap at the ‘esses to win by 3/10th of a second, setting the fastest lap (and record) of 1.12.9, despite the oil.
Sunday was greeted by blistering sun once the mist had cleared, and new tyres were scrubbed in during warm up, in readiness for the two races of the day. Presented with a Michelin watch, trophy, and garland for Pole and first finish the night before, the 19-year old was fired up and ready for the days events. With 25 points per race up for grabs, he badly wanted to start the series in number one spot, and win the set of Michelin tyres for man of the meeting!
On pole for the start of the first race, Jimmy Dye and Mike Collins once again slipped past at the Start, but by lap two Olie was past Mike, and catching Jimmy, who definitely is going to be in contention this season. With a pass at the esses again and much later on the brakes Olie maintained the gap for the rest of the race, once again with a 1.12.4 lap time. And full points on the board!
Olie knew he had to up his pace in the final race, two others had done 1.12’s in race one. The important part would be the start and not letting Jimmy get away. Jimmy shot into the lead on the start, with Olie in hot pursuit. By lap four the two were together on the track, and both riders spent the rest of the race passing and re-passing each other, trying to use the slipstream to their full advantage- very exciting to watch! With adrenaline flowing, the last lap saw Olie leading, but mucking up ‘sears’ leading onto the back straight. Knowing he would have to get over to avoid Jimmy taking the inside line, at the end of the straight they touched, elbows – at about 160mph! Just like the R6 cup all over again… Jimmy gained the inside line and Olie settled for second.
Awarded the Man of the meeting tyres, Olie now leads the championship by 5 points from Jimmy Dye- so Cadwell Park should be interesting, it’s definitely shaping up to being a great year!

Classic style from Olie at Pembry 11 April 2007
Royal fun for Steve at Pembry! 11 April 2007
Archive racing news 03 January 2005
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