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.


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Team Flitwick supported rider Olie Linsdells' CRMC Anglesey report 15 July 2016
Read Olies' report below, in his own words:

We set off for one of the furthest Meeting points from our base in Bedfordshire on Friday night, with the Weather forecast dire.
The journey took Five hours there, with heavy traffic delays and Driving rain the nearer we got to the circuit- in good Weather considers the UK's Philip Island.
The last time I rode at this circuit was in 2010, so I know it would be a tall ask to ride as I had then, as I couldn't remember a thing about the track!
We arrived at just after midnight, parked the Race Truck up in the space kindly saved by John Hodgkiss, who sponsors Brother David with a Yamaha 500 air cooled Camier and as it was still wet, left the awning set up for the morning, in the vain hope the Weather would improve!
Saturday morning dawned at the Weather was still wet, heavy rain clouds and high winds. We managed to get the awning up in the rain, but the whole Team was completely soaked through to the skin by that point.
Practice was extremely wet and windy, with several offs due to the wind but the track is surprisingly grippy.
The first scheduled race went off on time, with Brother David due to go out in the second- but the Weather was getting even worse, with a red flag stopping the race at the end of the first lap, and several riders involved. This track is very close to the Sea, and the small light classics were in real danger of blowing off the track and down to the sea! An announcement was made that racing was suspended until 2.30, and at at that time the Clek of the coures had to make the difficult decision to cancel the rest of that days schedule.
By this time there were 40 mph winds and the rain was frankly horizontal, so it was a good call.
The upside was that we all got early dinner, and some much needed sleep, and the bikes were all prepped and ready for the Sunday.
Racing recommenced on Sunday am, starting with Parade C, then a re-run of Race Two (air-cooled 500, Davids class) then running race 3-9, from Saturdays schedule, with the laps cut to 5 from 6, abandoning races 10-25, then running the Sundays schedule as planned, with the shortened race laps.
Unfortunately the first race saw Seven go down on the wet and still windy circuit, and delays followed throughout the day in this vein.
My first race was the 350 on the K4, and as I was leading the championship by 31 points, ahead of Simon Walsh and Alan Oversby, I was anxious to get a good couple of results under my belt to strengthen my lead.
Not everything always goes to plan however, as at the end of the warm up lap I fould that my gear lever had broken, so I could only sit at the side of the track and watch whilst my nearest rivals got closer to the lead. Dad worked like a trojan to do a temporary repair on the lever (new one to make before Chimay now...) so I was now fixed on getting as good a result as possible in the next race
Races with the CRMC are worked on the first race based on Championship position (so I should have been on pole for the first one) then subsequesnt races based on race results through the day- so a dns, or dnf means you start from the back! So the second 350 race on the bikesaw me starting right at the back of the Grid, with 24 rider ahead on at the line up. I managed to claw up to 4th, and was still hanging on to the championship lead at that point.
With just one more race on the 350 I knew that it would be difficult to maintain the championship lead, as my main rivals were ahead on the grid, but I finished 3rd in class, so on my reckoning Simon Walsh asnd I are now on joint points of 249, with Alan on 216, and it's everything to play for at Donnington.
"Harry" the 500 Seeley Enfield is a clubman class bike, and I have for the past three years pitted against the thoroughbred Grand Prix class, comprising Manxes et all, and last year was consistantly in the top four, with a class Championship win. This year I was invited to enter in the GP Class, so that is what I am running in.
The Enfield is a fantastic bike to ride, and Dads' developement is second to none, however it is a push rod single never designed to be anywhere near the speeds of the Super Grand prix race bred class. So it has always been fun to show what we as a Team are capable of doing on what is considered a Road going Machine. after the last round at Cadwell I was currently running 4th in the Championship.
With three races due on the Sunday, I was hoping to maintain that placing.With an eighth, plus two 4th s I did that, and am now just 2 points from the third place Man Mike Cooper, who had a disastrous weekend on the 500, three dnfs.
Brother David had a good weekend, improving his times on both bikes, and finishing in the top ten on the 500 for the first time this year. He is currently running third in the 350 European class.
We are all off the Chimay Classic races in Belgium next week, with racing on the 16th and 1th July, and I am pleased to say that Dad will be riding his Vintage 350 Bullet for the first time in 25 years...So all three Linsdells out again in the same meeting..bring it on!

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
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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