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

Olie Linsdell 2008 TT
With the current financial situation being as it is Olie Linsdell had to make a decision between BSB and Road Racing this season. The obvious choice was Road Racing, and he will ride a full stable of Yamaha machinery on the roads for the 2009 Season, in a new team being set up by 12 time Manx/TT Podium finisher, father Steve.
The 21 year old is fired up and can’t wait for the new challenges that lie ahead when the season starts. His schedule includes the North West 200, Isle of Man TT, Ulster GP, all of the Scarborough meetings, plus a substantial number of the Irish Road Races. He has secured Flitwick Motorcycles backed Superbike, Superstock and Supersport Yamaha machinery running on Pirelli tyres. As well as this he has landed rides on 125 and 250 Hondas, under the expert wings of Matt Jackson and Peter Berwick, and will be fighting for another victory at the Manx GP, this time on the Paton classic bike.
Olie expanded on his road racing experience and had a good 2008 Season, taking his second win at the International North West 200 and the Dundrod 150 race during the rain lashed Ulster GP meeting, his debut at the Ulster circuit. He also set new lap records during both wins in the process. His first TT gained him two Bronze and one Silver replica, with a 600 speed of 119.554, and he is keen to build on his growing Road race reputation this year. His season on the short circuits was also impressive. Riding in the BSB support 600 Superstock 600 class, he took 5 top ten placings, and 15th overall, despite an early shoulder injury, in a series that saw 60 plus riders on the track over the weekend, and often less than a second separating the top thirty!
Concentrating on pure Road racing this Season enables Olie and his team to put all available funds into producing a competitive package, and with the Yamaha machines prepared by father Steve, Olie will be able to put all his energy into getting the results and focussing on gaining the experience he needs to figure at the sharp end of road racing for years to come.
Olie said:
“It is fair to say that the past two years have been fantastic for me, and I know I have been lucky to have had the breaks that have got me where I am today. 2008 riding alongside Ian Lougher was a steep and enjoyable learning curve, and I have much to thank him for. However I was unable to raise the necessary funding to stay with Ian’s Team this year. I am pleased to say that with the help of a number of my personal backers I have been able to get back on the grids with a competitive package that I believe will give me the ammo’ I need. For the first time I will get a crack at riding a Superbike, and the Yamaha Superstock 1000 is a very exciting prospect! I am also really looking forward to riding the 125 and 250 Hondas, which I rode late in the 2008 Season with pleasing results, and to experience the Paton on the mountain course. The truth is I am so excited and can’t wait for the season to start!”
Although the team has secured the funding to get and prepare the bikes, it now turns its attention to the task of running them for the duration of the season. 2009 is set to be a financially challenging year and anybody that can offer any sort of support, and wants to become part of an exciting and professional new team, should contact Olie through his website - www.olielinsdellracing.com
Olie and Team Flitwick Yamaha starts the Season with a three day test in Portimao, followed by the Scarborough Spring cup on the 19th April.

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
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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