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

Team black Horse Yamaha
We are delighted to announce that our Rider Olie Linsdell has signed to ride for the newly formed Team Black Horse Yamaha for the 2008 season.

TT star Ian Lougher and his long-time backers Blackhorse Motorcycle Finance have made a dramatic switch to Yamaha for the 2008 season.

Team Blackhorse will become the official YMUK ‘Roads Team’, spearheaded by the vastly experienced Lougher with up-and-coming Olie as his teammate.

Welshman Lougher started racing back in 1982 and will continue in the combined role of motorcycle racer, team owner and manager.

Ian first became involved with Blackhorse Motorcycle Finance five years ago which led to the formation of Team Blackhorse in 2005. The team ran Hondas last year but have switched to become Yamaha’s official team in the major road races.

With unrivalled knowledge, expertise and a full stable of Yamaha state of the art machinery at their disposal Team Blackhorse Yamaha will be campaigning in the 600cc Supersport, 1000cc Superstock and for Ian, the prestigious Superbike classes throughout the 2008 racing season.

As well as continuing their familiar ‘pure’ road race assault, this season will see Ian and his highly dedicated team passing on their wealth of experience to the team's talented new protégé Olie Linsdell, as Team Blackhorse Yamaha move back into the BSB paddock with Olie in the all new Junior 600cc Superstock series.

In addition to the team's short circuit schedule, Linsdell, will also line up alongside team boss, Lougher, for the three international road race events: the North West 200, Isle of Man TT and Ulster Grand Prix.

Lougher said: “It’s a great honour to be flying the Yamaha UK flag on the ‘roads’ this season. We are very much looking forward to a long and successful association with Yamaha UK and believe the move to Yamaha machinery will be highly beneficial to the team and ultimately, to all our team sponsors.

“The involvement of Black Horse Motorcycle Finance Limited, the UK’s largest motorcycling and leisure industry finance house, is a tremendous asset to the team, they're a fabulous group of people and it gives us immense pleasure to be working them again in 2008.

“The introduction of Olie to the team this year is something I'm particularly looking forward to, he had a fantastic 2007 season and certainly looks to have the makings of a future motorcycle racing star.

“Operating within the BSB series in the Junior 600 Superstock class promises to deliver a whole new range of challenges - a prospect that everyone involved with Team Blackhorse Yamaha is very excited about.”

Linsdell , just 20 years old in November, last year won both the Manx Newcomers (by 13 and half minutes – the biggest MGP winning margin in history) and Ultra Lightweight Manx GP races riding an FZR400 Yamaha, as well as the North West 200 international 125/400 race, smashing the previous lap and race record held by John McGuiness,but he is an equally promising prospect on short circuits.

Linsdell said: "I'm delighted to be involved with Ian and Team Blackhorse. They are one of the largest and long established teams in the paddock, and their wealth of experience will be invaluable to myself as an up and coming rider.

The switch to Yamaha is a great boost as it's looking as though they are going to be the bikes to be on in both Supersport and Superstock classes next year. I'm sure that all of this combined will help to carry my momentum into next season and my results on to the next level!"

Needless to say carole and Steve, Olies parents are proud as punch!

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
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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