As most of our followers are aware, we have been involved in Motorcycle road racing for many years. We have had some good times, and bad. Steve has built many a bike for the challenging Isle of Man TT course,and other road races from modern to classic, and as a Team Flitwick have had much success over the years. Chris Swallow joined our Team last year, riding one of our Enfield Classic 500 machines, and rode to a fine 4th in the Senior Classic TT. He joined us at Eastern Creek Australia and rode our little Enfield to five outright wins from five starts, in mostly torrential rain conditions. This year he once again joined our Team to ride the Enfield at the Classic TT. Despite only 3.5 laps of practice in a very wet practice week, he put in the 5th fastest lap, just quietly getting on with it.. The Race day was dry, and he lined [...]
The first meeting of the year for our two Flitwick racer, Olie and David Linsdell took place on the weekend of the 18th and 19th March.
The all new Enfield “Prince Harry” the Bullet 500 was only just completed, and would be running untested in plain white livery. The intention was that Olie would ride Prince, together with the Formula 750 Rob North Trident belonging to new Sponsor Trevor Mann (Welcome to the team), forgoing the 350 class.
David would ride Harry 2, the Enfield 500, in place of the Seeley Camier 500, and his 350 Ducati.
Its safe to say that preparation had gone down the wire this time- building and preparing Prince had taken Steve to the limit, and we knew that development was needed to get it right. And so it proved, with teething problems causing electrical issues, and balance factors causing vibration- two DNF’S saw Olie swapping to the Seeley, taking two [...]