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Sultans of Sprint 2017 | Race #1 | The Reunion | Monza

Sultans of Sprint in the italian temple of speed !

The first race of the Sultans of Sprint 2017 Challenge was hosted & supported by The Reunion organized on the beautiful location of Monza racetrack. The “Autodromo Nazionale Monza” is really an italian temple of speed. Beautiful location surrounded by trees and historical
Gathering all the best italian worshop & bike builders the Sultans of Sprint contenders had the pleasure to perform a good show while racing on the old straightline of the legendary “autodromo”.
The track was definitely missing grip for most of the bikes but thanks to Paolo & Matteo we found out a safe way to race seriously !

As the season is just starting some new race bikes were just finished right on time. We can mention in particular Christinan from Plan B Motorcycles who built its new “Ugly Duck” in no more than 10 days  !

Brice from BCAN race struggled with some transmission problems fixed with the help of Ludwig from St Brooklyn Motorcycles some minutes before the race on saturday. Same minor issues for Bombinette freshly finished by Lucky Cat Garage & quickly fixed by the Edelweiss Motorsport crew. The only bike which finally couldn’t race has been the lovely Triumph Dragonfly from Libner Racing which suffered from ignition problem and a broken clutch cable unfortunately just before the race.

After a short qualifyer round within the newcomers, the first race of the 2017 season started and the first impression has been clearly that all teams have worked quite a lot in their workshop. All bikes ready to burn rubber and make their engine scream on the dragstrip of Monza.

Radical Guzzi suffered some traction issues with NOSferatu while Kraftstoffschmiede and VTR Customs broke their transmission … but those bikes have a big potential and will be back for more soon in the rankings !
Thumbs up to Christian Moretti from Plan B motorcycles who tackeled the challenge to build a sprint racer in 10 days to be ready for the Reunion rendez vous. The #13 “Ugly Duck” Ducati did really good for its first runs with Christian as a rider !

Two new teams showed really impressive runs during the free practice but especially for the race. Milano Cafe Racers with their Ducati “ciaparat” ridden by Sami Panseri did really well with the 3rd place won against FCR Original “Crazy Bonnie” !

From zero to hero Amir Brajan on the “Frankenstein” Ducati from Mellow Motorcycles got first place against Tommy Vomhinterrof and his “Skinnybeast” Yamaha. Congratulations Amir & Sami ! It was clearly not easy to get your place on the podium fighting against these experienced & fast competitors !

For the award ceremony, Matteo from the Reunion announced that the winner of the Sultans of Sprint 2017 Challenge will receive a TAG Heuer engraved Monaco watch at the end of the season ! This will probably give an extra motivation to all teams and riders for this season !
Our mates from Atelier Nord did a great work all week end with their printing device to tune plenty of Dickies tee shirts into unique pieces and even manage to taylor print tee shirts for the podium in less than 5 minutes ! Speed is their religion too !
H-Skull kindly offered helmet stands for the 3 fastest Sultans of Monza while the party was going on within the Sultans of Sprint booth until late in the night.

The “Party Monster” bonus has been won by Laurence from Lucky Cat Garage. The challenge was organized by our dear mate & best mascot Andy Baba saturday night. This time it was simply a question of having eyes opened and to count the numbers of fotozino logos on the photocall … simple but not really easy after a long day & a heavy party which started quite early …
Sunday was a calm day for all participants who had the opportunity to visit the beautiful location of Monza and enjoy the sunny weather and all the exhibitors of the Reunion.

The 2017 season sounds really very promissing on the dragstrip with super fast machines & new heroes of 1/8 mile as well as the same great atmosphere within the contenders: gentlemen in the paddock & hard fighters on the track !

Find out more great photos in our photo albums, exclusive insider infos in our fotozino fanzine & the current rankings on this link.
Many thanks to Olivier from Fotozino for giving us his good energy, Andreas “Andy Baba” for this sense of humor and his help, our photographers Christine Gabler, Marc Holstein,  Laurent Nivalle and Cyril Casagrande, the video crew Benjamin Donadieu & Benjamin Guimond … and for sure Matteo & Paolo from the Reunion for helping & hosting our first 2017 race.

See you for the second race at Cafe Racer Festival !

Sultans of Sprint 2017 standings

Author: Lorentz

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