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
 
KUSHITANI COVERS LINSDELL FOR 2014 28 January 2014
 
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
 

Olie Linsdell championship winner on the Paton 500
With the forecast for a dry weekend, the team set off for Croft circuit in the far reaches of Yorkshire with high hopes and a little trepidation. This was to be the final meeting of Olies fantastic 2007 season, and with only one point between him and the championship leader Mike Smith in the 500 National big class, we were hoping for a fairy tale end to what has been a fantastic season in Olies racing career.

Olie was contesting the National 500 series, the 500 Senior GP, and this week-end would also ride Andy Molnars 350 Molnar Manx Norton in the National 350 and club 350 championships for the second time, so it was to be a busy week-end.

It was clear from the start that Olie was fired up. Understandably nervous, he could almost smell the championship win, and also wanted to take the race of the year trophy if possible. He was also wanting to put up a good performance on the little Molnar Manx Norton, to repay Andy's' kindness in loaning him this fantastic machine.

Saturday's racing was all over 5 laps, so it was important to get good starts. The Paton had a newly rebuilt engine after the big -end failure at Snetterton, and following practice, Olie was pleased to note that the sharpness of the twin had returned- he also had the brakes, gearbox and settings back as he liked them, so his confidence was high. The weather was perfect- clear skies and warm- in fact ice cream weather!

The club 500 race was to be used as a practice for the big one, no heroics, but test the bike and get a solid finish- however so wound up was 0lie that he was hot on the heals of Lea, who had led from the start, and closing into the final lap.
The group caught the backmarkers, With Olie close behind Lea,and Mike hot on his heals. Going into the complex for the final time Olie caught a back marker at the wrong moment and Mike Smith managed to squeeze through for second.
So a 3rd place was the result.
Next up was the 350 club race, with Olie 8th on the grid. Getting used to the 350 after just one previous race was difficult, but a 6th place finish was pleasing, and a 5th fastest lap of the race.
Going out for the second 500 club race, Olie was focused and ready for a fight. It was clear the gloves were off, as all three potential championship winners were out to prove they were the masters, in readiness for the race of the year and National final on the Sunday.

There were an amazing number of crashes and delays during the day, which meant that the rider were kept waiting in the holding area, and then on the line, whilst the track was cleared. When the flag went down for the warm up, Olie shot straight to the front, and this is where he stayed during the race, stretching his lead to take the win at a record breaking fastest lap of 1.32.27, some 2 sec's inside the previous time.
The final race on the 350 was postponed until the Sunday, as the deadline of 6.00 p.m. for last race was exceeded.

Sunday racing was to start at 12.00, due to the local Church activities, and the weather was not as warm but dry.
First up was the 350 postponed club race from Saturday, and after a bad start, Olie forced his way back up to 4th, with the 3rd fastest lap of the race.

The first Club 500 race was the prestigious "ace of the year" and all the top runners were hungry for the win.
Olie did not disappoint, taking the win and the trophy for the second time over the weekend, and putting in a 1.31.2 fastest lap to better the record breaker he set the day before!

The 350 national race was next, the grid positions for this race are based on championship positions, and having only ridden the Molnar Manx once Olie was to start on the 8th row.
Getting a reasonable start, Olie was 7th into the hairpin, and picked his way up to 4th by the flag, a good result from so far back on the grid.

The 500 National championship race was race 9 of the day, by which time it was very damp and cold, rain threatening and overcast. A delay on the start to clear up an accident from the previous race made it an anxious wait.
When the flag dropped, Olie got away second, and by the hairpin was leading along the back straight, but with Lea and Mike so close he could feel them coming. Pulling the pin, he managed to gap the pair, and had several yards on them by the start of complex at the end of the first lap. Gourlay and Smith were so close together that they were banging failings, and as they disappeared into the hairpin, only Olie and Mike Smith came out- it was clear that Lea had disappeared. Olie was several yards ahead of Mike now, and continued with a comfortable gap, although it was clear he was not letting up, despite the deteriorating conditions.
On the final lap, having passed many backmarkers, Mike was closer, but not close enough- Olie took the flag, and with it the championship, having recorded a lap time of 1.31.27, and breaking his earlier lap record in the process!
The final race of Olies day was on the Molnar Manx Norton 350,in the 350 race of the year, and by this time the rain was falling heavily.
Getting a Lightning start, Olie shot straight into the lead, and that is where he stayed- increasing the Gap from the second placed championship leader Lea Gourlay to a massive 44 sec's- so a fantastic final race of the season and a pleasing result for Andy Molnar precision, owners of the bike and sponsors of the race!

Our thanks go to all Olies sponsors and supporters- Hanson Building products, Wheeler Electrical, Giovanni Cabbassi and Paton, Tuitus Media, Feridax marketing, Putoline Oils, Held Gloves, Forcefield body armour, John Sharp, Mervyn Hacket and everyone that has made the year the best ever-
THANK YOU


 
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
 
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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