Thrilling Sultans of Sprint 2019 first races for #FactoryClass & #FreakClass in Monthléry.
The 2019 Sultans of Sprint #FactoryClass & #FreakClass Challenges kicked off finally with the races at Cafe Racer Festival in Monthléry, France over the weekend of 21st, 22nd & 23rd June.
Sunny hot weather first summer days were finally bringing the perfect conditions for the Sultans of Sprint after a rainy season opening cancelling the races in Monza.
The very spectacular racing from all contenders old and new in both classes – and on their equally super spectacular machines old and new – promises that we are in for an other memorable season, which is bound to be full of surprises.
Here’s your round-up of Round 2 of these two Sultans of Sprint classes , along with the results from each class so you know who to keep your eye on as the season progresses !
Technical Control powered by Motul & Rothewald
A complete technical control has been performed on Friday by the Sultans of Sprint Race Crew to check on all bikes that they were compliant with the rules on both safety & technical requirements points of view.
FactoryClass bikes were on top controlled on a power bench & weighing machine to ensure they were perfectly fullfilling the power to weight ratio limitation to guarantee a fair competition between the very different sprintracer concepts involved in this specific class.
Philip Ludwig comments : « Years ago I was a mechanic for the BMW BoxerCup and I was a fan of Randy Mamola who was the ambassador of this race serie. Today I am on the podium with him and on the first place. It’s just incredible ! »
A solid 4th place for Curtiss Wright / Team Sinroja Motorcycles x Royal Enfield #04 [INDIA] and their tuned Continental GT 650 « Two Smoking Barrels » ahead an incredible Taylor McKenzie / Team Harley Davidson #03 [USA] on the mighty Harley Davidson « Sprint Glide ». The most powerful bike of the class is also the heaviest but clearly made a big show with rear wheel spin on nearly the all distance ! wow !
With the smallest engine of the series the Royal Enfield « Two Smoking Barrels » built by Sinroja Motorcycles with Curtiss Wright showed up an amazing level of performances ! Well done boys !
This Technical Control area was then used as dedicated space for all contenders to wrench, fix or fine tuned their race bikes during the all week end thanks to the great Rothewald tools supplied by our friends from Louis Motorrad & for sure Motul lubricants.
Sultans of Sprint #FactoryClass challenge races
BMW Motorrad, Indian Motorcycle, Royal Enfield and Harley Davidson were presenting with their respective teams to show up what their sprintracers were able to on the strip.
The power to weight ratio concept rules appeared again to be very relevant with some very tough battles between the riders to decide who was the fastest.
On the french track with a perfect grip, all contenders showed up a high level of skills and great performance with very close results each time.
It was this time Philipp Ludwig [GER] from Team Kraftstoffschmiede x BMW Motorrad #54 on his BMW R1250RS « Achilles » who was able to take a convincing win leading ahead Amelie Mooseder [GER] on her BMW R1200R « Spitfire » from Team VTR Customs x BMW Motorrad #85 for the second place.
Randy Mamola [USA] did very well for his first time racing Sultans of Sprint achieving a well deserved 3rd place on the Indian 1200 Scout « Appaloosa » from Team Indian Motorcycle x Workhorse Speed Shop #19.
Find out more shots from #FactoryClass Challenge 2019 round 2 races on this LINK.
Sultans of Sprint #FreakClass challenge races
The Autodrome tribunes were fully packed when Sultans of Sprint teams from both classes entered the straight line of Monthléry. Riders, bikes & teams presentation in the pitlane.
Cafe Racer Festival claimed nearly 17000 visitors on 2 days and clearly a good part of them saw the Sultans of Sprint Race Exhibition or visited the massive 520m2 dedicated to Sultans of Sprint in the village as well as during the parade organized before to join the track for the Race Exhibition Saturday.
The last 8 of Sultans of Sprint #FreakClass were able to finish their race on saturday & to please the crowd with the fastest qualified machines.
On a shorter exhibition track the fastest on the start showed again their skills to manage a rocket launch of their incredible machines.
Daniele Ghiselli [IT] on his SouthGarage tuned « SuperHero » #16 finished at the 1st place of the podium ahead Philipp Ludwig [GER] on his home made BMW 4 valves Kraftstoffschmiede « Hercules » #46 reaching 2nd place. Finally Simon Bronold [GER] on his Radical Guzzi « NOSferatu » #66 took the 3rd place against Laurence Chatokhine [FR] riding the Lucky Cat Garage BMW « Bombinette » #17 finishing 4th of this 2019 Sultans of Sprint #FreakClass race round.
Sultans of Sprint #FactoryClass & #FreakClass Race Exhibition
After these last races of Sultans of Sprint #FreakClass to decide the rankings, it was time again for the #FactoryClass to show up on the track.
The least we can say is the #FactoryClass riders know how to please the crowd with massive burnout, wheelies & amazing on such a tiny track. What a great show !
Then, many #FreakClass riders took the chance to ride as much as they could to test their bikes & improve their starting skills … but always pleasing the crowd with some massive burnouts & fast starts !
Sultans of Sprint #FactoryClass Sound Pressure Contest
For the very first time of Sultans of Sprint and for the pleasure of visitors Sultans of Sprint was offering a « Sound Pressure Contest » Saturday afternoon. The goal was clear : let’s make a maximum of noise !
A sound level meter was used to mesure how loud the race bikes are … but also the riders ! The addition of these 2 figures was defining the winners.
For this contest the loudest couple was suprisingly Amelie Mooseder & her BMW R1200R « Spitfire » from team VTR Customs x BMW Motorrad !
Amelie takes home the trophy of the 2019 Sultans of Sprint #FactoryClass « Sound Pressure Contest » making the difference with her loud screams. Powerful vocal cords Amelie !
Sultans of Sprint Party Monster Bonus
The legendary Sultans of Sprint « Party Monster Bonus » was this time the unfair « Limbo contest » in which all riders have to dance passing under the height of their own bikes.
In some cases (and finally most of them) that’s nearly impossible without training but big fun & entertainement after a long day on track & good way to warm up before a long party until late.
Thanks to Dorsan, our DJ for this season, spinning an outstanding selection of records the Sultans of Sprint party was getting high & hot with most of participants, team members, friends & fans dancing next to the Sultans of Sprint camp.
As usual all team members were welcomed in the Sultans of Sprint hospitality for some fresh beers, Sailor Jerry shooters and for the first time some Monster Energy cans in various flavours to keep partying hard until late !
Sultans of Sprint Exhibition Area
The all weekend the Sultans of Sprint was offering the greatest sprintracers exhibition in the Cafe Racer Festival village. A great opportunity to check the Sultans of Sprint beasts from #FactoryClass and #FreakClass in all details but also the chance to meet riders and teams.
AXOC Antigravity Contest
For the first time also Sultans of Sprint is organizing the AXOC Antigravity Contest which is a challenge for the teams to tackle and try to get a prize money of 1000€ in total !
AXOC is a new brand offering high level protectors in underwear jackets & pants for motorcycling and all kind of outdoor activities where shock protection is required.
This time the AXOC AntiGravity Contest was a sprintrace without bikes : in a dedicated inflatable corridor one against one the goal was to put a pad as far as possible with a big string calling you back. Riders of both classes or team members were called to take part and this is Curtiss Wright from Team Sinroja Motorcycles x Royal Enfield #04 #FactoryClass who performed best in this crazy challenge. Epic ! Congrats Curtiss !
Thumbs up also to Xavier from Team Riverside Goatkeepers #18 #FreakClass finishing at second place & Carsten from Team Kradmelder Service #22 #FreakClass achieving third place of this AXOC AntiGravity Contest.
Sultans of Sprint Round #2 / Trophies, Awards & Race Winners
1st place Daniele Ghiselli / Team SouthGarage [IT] / « Superhero » / #16
2nd place Philipp Ludwig / Team Krafstoffschmiede [GER] / « Hercules » / #46
3rd place Simon Bronold / Team Radical Guzzi [GER] / « NOSferatu » / #66
1st place Philipp Ludwig / Team Kraftstoffschmiede x BMW Motorrad / R1250RS « Achilles » / #54
2nd place Amelie Mooseder / Team VTR Customs x BMW Motorrad / R1200R « Spitfire » / #85
3rd place Randy Mamola / Team Workhorse Speed Shop x Indian Motorcycle / Scout 1200 « Appaloosa » / #19
#FactoryClass Sound Pressure Contest
1st place Amelie Mooseder / / Team VTR Customs x BMW Motorrad / R1200R « Spitfire » / #85
2nd place Philipp Ludwig / Team Kraftstoffschmiede x BMW Motorrad / R1250RS « Achilles » / #54
3rd place Curtiss Wright / Team Sinroja Motorcycles x Royal Enfield #04
AXOC AntiGravity Contest
1st place Curtiss Wright / Team Sinroja Motorcycles x Royal Enfield #04 #FactoryClass
2nd place Xavier Chante / Team Riverside Goatkeepers #18 #FreakClass
3rd place Carsten Hoffman / Team Kradmelder Service #22 #FreakClass