Sultans of Sprint 2018 season movie.
Sultans of Sprint 2018 season movie edited by Antoine Elizabé with an original soundtrack by Olivier Daubry produced by Schmooze.
Sultans of Sprint 2018 season movie edited by Antoine Elizabé with an original soundtrack by Olivier Daubry produced by Schmooze.
“They call it ‘group therapy for speed freaks on two wheels’ and with the 2018 season just weeks away from commencing, the heavy hitters are rolling in for a fresh dose of petrol powered psychotherapy. The Sultans of Sprint drag race series will kick off in Monza, Italy, with a weekend of 1/8th mile action and one of the original campaigners is back again chasing glory. German BMW maestro Philipp Ludwig returns having spent the winter months fine tuning his steed at the small workshop that’s home to Team Kraftstoffschmiede.
Now ‘Hercules’ is ready to slay them in style, defying the once beyond bland BMW R850R that left the production line in 1998.”
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In those six months over thirty thousand comments made on social media have confirmed the FTR1200 Custom’s popularity, so Indian has decided to bring it to Europe to compete in the Sultans of Sprint races and ask our EU fans the all-important question: “Should Indian build this bike?”.
With #speedisoureligion as its hashtag, the Sultans of Sprint series bring together the best bike builders from the new custom bike scene in Europe in to race and to party at key festivals in Italy, Belgium, Germany and France.
The series has a number of categories of sprint racing, with the Scout FTR1200 Custom able to enter the newly created Factory Class.
In this Factory Class, motorcycles must be four-stroke (air or water cooled) and there is no limit regarding the engine capacity providing that the tuned bike does not exceed a specific power-to-weight ratio.
Bikes in the Factory Class can either be customised by private workshops or can be entered by a manufacturer as an ‘in house’ custom built racer.
Grant Bester, VP and General Manager for Indian in EMEA says he is thrilled to be able to bring the FTR1200 Custom back over in to Europe. “We’ve been overwhelmed by the response to this bike, so to finally be able to let people see and hear it race in the Sultans of Sprint really excites everyone working at Indian,” he says. “We’ll be racing it in four key countries, Italy, Belgium, Germany and France, and we cannot wait to see people’s reactions when they see this sprint race.”
You’ll be able to see the FTR1200 Custom in action at The Reunion event in Italy in May, followed by Biker’s Classics in Spa in July, then Glemseck in early September and finally the Dandy Riders festival in France in late September. Indian also plans to have the bike on static display in the UK at The Bike Shed and during Wheels & Waves in France.
Sultans of Sprint founder, Sébastian Lorentz says: “I am very excited to welcome Indian Motorcycle in the Sultans of Sprint challenge within the new FACTORY CLASS that we have just launched this season. I think that the combination of sprint racing and creativity is a perfect match between Indian Motorcycle and Sultans of Sprint. We are super happy to have the Indian Motorcycle team with the race number #12 which will be added on the Indian FTR1200 to compete for this season. This custom bike is really a show stopper and I am sure it will be exciting to watch on our 1/8-mile races all over Europe this summer.”
> Find out more on Indian Motorcycle press site.
#indianmotorcycle #ftr1200 #factoryclass #speedisourreligion
The Sultans of Sprint photobook by Christine Gabler & Marc Holstein is a beautiful piece to get the spirit of the 2017 season. Its 86 pages, landscape format (28×19) featuring of course all the fast, crazy and scary riders, teams & bikes. The photos are printed on heavy real photo paper, giving them a very unique look. To wrap up these great content the cover is made out of real leather, underlining its unique style. The first 50 copies will be hand signed and numbered by Christine & Marc.
Pre-order your copy now via email directly to email@example.com .
The price is 110 Euros plus shipping to your country. The ordering deadline for the first batch is November 26th.
We are very happy to unleash the Sultans of Sprint 2017 season movie by our friend Givetogod.
This sums up perfectly what is Sultans of Sprint and what we are standing for: racing and friendship.
Many thanks to our video crew: Benjamin Donadieu, Benjamin Guimond, Cédric Faimali, Frédéric Pruchon, Nicolas Forestier, Evan Sarreira, Mathieu Ménard & Bernard Mont …. and for sure all the persons who made it possible since 2016.
Within the Sultans of Sprint 2017 end of season farewell party hosted by Midnight Garage Festival downtown Paris, we had the pleasure to offer a sneak preview of our season movie by Ben Givetogod but also to give two last awards to a french and an italian team thanks to Fotozino & Libner Group.
During the all season the Sultans of Sprint battled hard on the dragstrips from Europe but also on FOTOZINO !
Each team target was to create with their friends and followers the best fanzine of their journey through the challenge. The french team FCR Original did the best work and won the award of the best fanzine winning also 1000€ cash as a reward !
Many thanks to our friend and partner Olivier @ FOTOZINO for the support and this great idea.
You can download FCR Original “Crazy Bonnie” Fanzine on fotozino.com/crazybonnie.php
Our partners & friends at Libner Group are working on truck & industrial bodywork and they decided to create & give an award for the “best bodywork” among all the awesome Sultans of Sprint race machines. For the 2017 season it’s Christian Moretti from Plan B Motorcycles who received the beautiful award hand made by Hervé Libner and 500€ cash to reward him for the beautiful work on the alloy fairing/tank/seat he made for his Ducati “Ugly Duck” racer. A really well deserved award for an amazing work ! Congrats Christian. Creativity and hard work always win.
Many thanks to Matteo from the Reunion for his support too !
photos: Marc Holstein Photography / VD photo.
Find out more photos from our friends Marc Holstein & Christine Gabler HERE !
What an awesome 2017 Sultans of Sprint season & amazing finals @ Glemseck 101 !
Starting in may in Monza at The Reunion (Italy), then in Monthléry at the Cafe Racer Festival (France), in SPA Francorchamps at Bikers’Classics (Belgium), the 2017 Sultans of Sprint finals were hosted & supported by Glemseck 101 at Leonberg (Germany). Glemseck 101 is the biggest open fair motorcycle event in Germany for cafe racers and custom bikes. Even better this event is a genuine celebration of motorcycle enthusiasm gathering an impressive number of visitors around sprint races the all week end.
Before the finals, the leaders Tommy Thoring #7 / Schlachtwerk Racing (GER) on his Yamaha “Skinny Beast” and Amir Brajan #77 / Mellow Motorcycles (GER) on his Ducati/Honda/KTM “FRKNSTN” were point equal in front of Mathieu Ménard #9 / FCR Original on his Triumph “Crazy Bonnie” (FR) also point equal with Laurence #17 / Lucky Cat Garage on her BMW “Bombinette” (FR). The suspense was still maximum thanks to the double points given for this 4th & last race of the season.
At Glemseck 101 22 Sultans racers were to enter the finals. 12 qualifyers had to battle hard against each other to reach the sprintrace with a total of 16 contenders.
The starting grid was defined as usual by the Sultans of Sprint wheel of fortune during the race briefing saturday morning. Great moderation as always of the Sultans of Sprint race by Jorg Litzenburger and flag girl Laura definitely supported offering a good show while the 101 team was doing a very good work for the race management as usual.
Saturday afternoon weather was a bit so so and we faced a rain shower but Glemseck 101 is always lucky and rain stopped letting the dragstrip getting dry finally to welcome the Sultans of Sprint 2017 race finals. All Sultans of Sprint race teams just stole the show this saturday showing up with crazy & funny costumes or team outfits but they really all perform very impressive starts & runs demonstrating once again the high level of performance achieved by their turbocharged, nitrous equipped or supercharged flying carpets !
Libner Racing Motorcycles (FR) came with their turbocharged BMW land speed racer “LSR 940B” ridden by Hervé Libner #3 while the Harley Davidson “The Blue Racer” handlebar was for Tom Libner #4. The beautiful Libner Racing “Felino” was loaned to Fred Krugger, the famous and double world champion of custom bikes from Belgium, to race as guest at Glemseck 101 with Sultans of Sprint race number #99. Fred Krugger (BE) faced unfortunately some clutch issues and didn’t manage to take the best on the very fast “Ugly Duck” built & ridden by Christian Moretti #13 from Plan B Motorcycles (IT).
FCR Original team was fully motivated to keep a place on the final podium after having collecting useful points thanks to their victory in the #ScaryFactor fanboost online vote. Mathieu Ménard was super hot on the fast Triumph #9 “Crazy Bonnie” but he faced a massive wheelie on second gear probably due to the nitrous power shot during his battle against Amir from Mellow Motorcycles (GER). Bad luck again for this super impressive machine from the french workshop.
#33 “Polizia Uno” supercharged and nitrous injected BMW with Dani Weidmann from VTR Customs (CH) and #66 “NOSferatu” nitrous injected Moto Guzzi with Josef Leitl from Radical Guzzi (GER) are two iconic Sultans of Sprint racers since last year performing always impressive start and insane noise on the starting line. This time they didn’t manage to perform against other contenders but it has been great to see them running once again ! Same situation for #22 St Brooklyn Motorcycles “L’Etonnante” (FR)with Ludwig Ascher and #14 Venom Design “The Sprintster” (FR) ridden by Jérôme Mazzon: Big show but no victory this time.
All the way from UK for a second race with the Sultans of Sprint, Paul Cardy #59 from Shed Hot Customs did well but struggled to be fast enough against Rolf Reick. Sure this english team will be back for more next year with their beautiful dustbin faired BMW “Velocity Baby”.
With their Ducati “Il Veloce” unfortunately not finished on time to race despite lot of intense work the all summer the KD Motorcycles crew from Belgium was here to support the other teams and have a good time with the Sultans of Sprint !
Great start from Bernard Mont on the Ducati #91 “NowhereFast”… he will be back next year with a new crazy sprintracer !
First race ever for “Moonraker” a mind blowing BMW supercharged sprintracer home made by Ralph Schmuck #97 (GER) stole the show on the dragstrip for its first race but against an other guest rider, Simon Bronold #98 from Radical Guzzi (GER), this was not enough to get through. Last but not least we were very pleased to welcome as guest rider the famous Yong “Macaco” Kim riding his special W650 nitrous injected & tuned by Schlachtwerk for a first sprint race. We heard he will come back for more races next year !
Laurence #17 on Lucky Cat Garage’s BMW “Bombinette” (FR) did well during the qualification taking a revenge against Brice Canayer #34 and his BMW “The Bee” from Bcan Race (FR). She showed a really fast and good start against Amir #77 and his “FRKNSTN” but she missed still a bit of power to keep the advantage at the finish line. She will be back for more after this first season improving race after race !
With his old rigid frame and fancy race outfit Rolf Reick #5 / Krautmotors (GER) is a serious contender and he won serveral rounds to reach the battle for the 3rd place against the Ducati “ciaparat” #24 from Milano Cafe Racers (IT). A very good achievement for this naturally aspirated tuned BMW 2 valves boxer !
French citizen but coming from Bali Jacques Charabot (FR) was racing his H-Skull Ducati “Balinese Kiss” #6 now featuring a nitrous injection for the first time fought really hard against Christian #13 from Plan B Motorcycles (IT) using the same kind of set up … first run was impossible to define the winner as they crossed the finish line together but then experience paid off and the italian Ducati “Ugly Duck” won.
Philipp Ludwig Kraftstoffschmiede #46 on his 4 valves BMW “Hercules” did well but not enough to finish on the podium loosing against Schlachtwerk very fast Yamaha. The “Hercules” BMW is a completely new breed of BMW sprintracer using a tuned & nitrous injected R 850 R engine mounted in a one off frame. A very good example of how creative Sultans of Sprint contenders can be ! Also probably why Philipp won the “Sultans of Sprint Style & Engineering 2017 award”: Well deserved !
For the 3rd place Sami Panseri and his Ducati “Ciaparat” #24 battled hard against Rolf Reick #5 and his BMW “Number 5”. This time the black fairing from Milano Cafe Racers team crossed the finish line first.
What better scenario could we expect for the final of the finals at Glemseck 101 ? the two fastest bikes ridden by the two fastest riders : Tommy Thoring vs Amir Brajan, #7 vs #77, Yamaha vs Ducati, “Skinny Beast” vs “FRKNSTN”, Schlachtwerk vs Mellow Motorcycles …
After a very good start Tommy #7 was ahead on his Yamaha “Skinny Beast” but despite a wheelie in the middle of the track Amir Brajan managed to keep full throttle and control of his very fast Ducati “FRKNSTN” and overtook to reach the finish line first ! What a crazy run between these two !!!
Congratulations to Amir Brajan #77 for his first place, Tommy Thoring #7 second place & Sami Panseri #24 third place.
Award ceremony took place at Glemseck 101 main stage and was a great highlight with Jorg Litzenburger (mastermind of Glemseck 101), Andy Baba (Sultans’mascotte) & Seb Lorentz (Sultans of Sprint founder) with the support of Matteo Adreani & Paolo Sormani (The Reunion). This award ceremony was really a quite emotional moment rewarding all the partners, helpers, teams and winners of both Glemseck 101 race but also the podium of the overall Sultans of Sprint 2017 Championship. The mainstage was then on fire with our friends from “Cooking with Elvis”.
Some words from the 2017 winning team !
Amir & Flo, founders of Mellow Motorcycles: “The Mellow Team was really honoured to be able to participate at the Sultans of Sprint 2017. We were very warmly welcomed and felt being part of the Family even as being the Rookies. Having actually won the Championship was something we never expected. However we are immensely proud but even more important having found so many new friends means a lot to us. We are so much looking Forward to next year and can’t wait for the next Season to begin !”
Many thanks to Francois from SIMS Garage who made special trophies for the Sultans of Sprint 4th round while Lucky Cat Garage created & offered the ScaryFactor fanboost trophy for FCR Original #9. The Sultans of Sprint jury decided to give one extra ScaryFactor award to Bernard Mont #91 from Belgium who was wearing a “beast” costume every time to try to get the competitors scared. No matter of hot weather Bernard was always wearing his frightening hair coat and a crazy matching helmet with horns everybody will remember as the “track beast” !
3rd place for Sami Panseri #24 Milano Cafe Racers team with their Ducati “ciaparat” !
2nd place for Tommy Thoring Schlachtwerk Racing team with their Yamaha “Skinny Beast” !
Matteo Adreani, founder of The Reunion gave as planned the beautiful TAG HEUER Monaco watch to Amir Brajan and Jacques a very nice unique H-Skull customized with metal leaf by Laurence from The Lucky Cat Garage.
The Sultans of Sprint champion Cup is getting from hand to hand every year and Young Guns Speed Shop (2016 Sultans of Sprint champion with their Moto Guzzi “Ferdinand the Sparrow”) were happy and proud to pass it to Mellow Motorcycles for their success with their Ducati “FRKNSTN”. The Sultans of Sprint Cup has left Switzerland for Germany.
You can find out all the results from the Sultans of Sprint 2017 challenge >>here<<
After all these emotions and speeches, it was time to gather at the Sultans of Sprint area where our friends from The Reunion were cooking pasta and our Sultans DJ Jens & Jörn were spinning records for the pleasure of everybody with a great friendly athmosphere. The Sultans of Sprint party animals were just at their best !
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR AN AWESOME 2017 SULTANS OF SPRINT SEASON !
Many thanks to all the racers, team members, helpers, friends, supporters, fans, visitors, partners and our mascotte Andy Baba who made the 2017 Sultans of Sprint Challenge so amazing. Big up to our friends & partners Fotozino, Group Libner, Virage 8, Dickies, The Reunion, TAG Heuer, Atelier Nord, Avon Moto, FCR Original, Heidenau, Gentlemen’s Factory, Intermot Customized, Instantané, A Piece of Chic, Machine 17, La Fabrique 3D.
Thumbs up to the great events hosting our races : The Reunion / Monza (IT), Cafe Racer Festival / Monthléry (FR), Bikers’Classics / SPA Francorchamps (BE) but also our press event at Iron Bikers / Carole (FR) and all our exhibitions at Wheels & Waves festival / Biarritz (FR) and at Bike Shed London (UK). We all really had a good time thanks to you.
We have also to say a big thank you to all the photographers who took great shots of the Sultans of Sprint races during the all season: Christine Gabler and Marc Holstein, Laurent Nivalle, Thierry Dricot, Cyril Casagrande, Kati Dalek, Ben Ott, Antje Roth, Guillaume B, Alessandra Leocata, Paolo Lamperti, Guillaume Ducasse, Marco Latorrre, Ernesto Superspecial and for sure our great video crew Benjamin “Givetogod” Donadieu & Cédric Faimali , Benjamin “Push” Guimond.
FOTOZINO x #sultansofsprint 2017 challenge still going on !
The FOTOZINO x #sultansofsprint will end within one month on 10th october. The best #sultansofsprint team fanzine will be rewarded by 1000€ cash on 13th october in Paris during Mignight Garage Festival.
Download fotozino app on your iphone and publish your own content about Sultans of Sprint. See, share & like the posts of the different teams. You can also get for free the team fanzines by simply downloading them in pdf. Check > http://fotozino.com/sultansofsprint.php but also the fanzines from the different teams:
FCR Original “Crazy Bonnie” | Lucky Cat Garage “Bombinette” | StBrooklyn Motorcycles “L’Etonnante” | Milano Cafe Racers “Ciaparat” | Radical Guzzi “NOSferatu” | Mellow Motorcycles “Frankenstein” | Schlachtwerk “Skinny Beast” | PlanB Motorcycles “Ugly Duck” | Venom Design “The Sprintster” | Libner Racing “Felino” | Libner Racing “Blue Racer” | Libner Racing “Dragonfly” | Bcan Race “The Bee” | Kraftstoffschmiede “Hercules”
SEE YOU SOON !
Sultans of Sprint will exhibit some sprintracers at the upcoming Ouest Riderz Festival nearby Royan (FR) with Libner Racing, FCR Original & Lucky Cat Garage, Dandy Riders Festival in St Raphael (FR) represented by Bcan Race.
Sultans of Sprint will gather for a farewell party & exhibition at Mignight Garage Festival 3 organized by our mates from 4H10! in Paris to celebrate this great season once again !
Partner of the Sultans of Sprint 2017 challenge A Piece Of Chic offers a beautiful silk scarf named “Velocity” with the great logo designed by our friend from Machine.17. Made in France out of silk and with a generous size of 70 x 70 cm and now available on a-piece-of-chic.com.
Get yours & support Sultans of Sprint !
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 !
Many many thanks to
Fotozino | Heidenau Tires | Classic machines | Gentlemen’s Factory | Atelier Nord | La Fabrique 3D | Nolaroads | Bike EXIF | Intersection Magazine | GQ France for their support & to Wheels and Waves | Cafe Racer Festival | Glemseck 101 | INTERMOT Köln for hosting us !
Thumbs up to the teams YOUNG GUNS SPEED SHOP | Schlachtwerk | FCR Original | Stucki2Rad – VTR Customs | Krautmotors | Sooner or Later Garage | Plan B Motorcycles | VENOM DESIGN | Blitz Motorcycles | Radical Guzzi | Edelweiss Motorsport | Wrenchmonkees | Krafstoffschmiede | Bcan Race | Kingston Custom | Switch Stance Riding | Hervé Libner / Baloo Patrice Guilleux | St-Brooklyn Motorcycles | The Lucky Cat Garage
We can’t wait to see you all to race & party in 2017 !