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2017 Sultans of Sprint “Style & Engineering” Award.

2017 "STYLE & ENGINEERING" AWARD

rewarding technic & style of the 2017 Sultans of Sprint racers !

Judging is by ‘peer-group-review’ in addition to a special jury. That is to say that it is mainly the Sultans of Sprint contenders themselves who choose the winner of this award. For sure it’s not allowed to vote for his own team … but we thought it was a quite fair rule inspired by international bike shows. Votes are evaluating both engineering & technical solutions on one hand but also design & style on the other hand.

The special jury is made up of Fred Krugger​, the famous custom bike builder from Belgium is also 2 times AMD Custom Bike World Champion,  Sacha Lakic​, designer & motorcycle enthusiast also founder of Blacktrack Motors,  Jens Vom Brauck, founder & designer from JvB-moto, and last but not least Jean-Claude Barrois, a great motorfreaker who’s a bit our motorcycle guru and a french Bonneville speed record heroe.
All are also very good friends and Sultans of Sprint challenge strong supporters !

The winner of our “Style & Engineering Award” will be announced during Sultans of Sprint round #3 2017 | Biker’s Classics (BE) on saturday 1st july in the Bikers’ Classics​ Lifestyle Village & released on the web by our friends from Virage8.com.

Sultans of Sprint rock the Autodrome !

Hot sunny weather for the second round hosted by Cafe Racer Festival !

Big time with great sprint races & an unforgettable party.

Sultans of Sprint 2017 second round was hosted by Cafe Racer Festival in Monthléry. The beautiful and legendary french autodrome was a great scenery for the french round of our european sprintraces challenge.

Perfect sunny weather and very cool mood were the secrets of an amazing week end for all the contenders. On the track the Sultans of Sprint rock the event with great races. This time Tommy #7 from Schlachtwerk team with his Yamaha “Skinny Beast” was the fastest just in front of Amir #77 from Mellow Motorcycles team & Enzo #12 from Libner Racing team. This is a great result for Amir and Enzo who are entering the Sultans of Sprint challenge for the first time in 2017 with brand new bikes !
Paul Cardy from Shed Hot Customs (UK) was also attending for the first time with his BMW “Velocity Baby” #59 had a great race against Brice Canayer and “the Bee” #34 from Bcan Race (FR) who won it.
Ludo from Crazy Racers team #18 did also his first sprint race on a customer bike as his “Phoenix” Ducati wasn’t ready on time. We had also the pleasure to welcome the Triumph Bobber Turbo from Triumph factory to race with us for this round: Great fast ride even if it wasn’t enough this time against Enzo Libner #12 who finished on the podium then after with the fast & beautiful Ducati “Felino” !
First victory also for Laurence #17 from Lucky Cat Garage team (FR) who managed to take advantage of her “Bombinette” against Tom Libner #3 on Triumph “Dragonfly” and then Sami Panseri #24 on Ducati “ciaparat” from Milano Cafe Racers team (IT).

Saturday night, the party started with a great BBQ organized & offered by Libner Racing team. Then a crazy limbo contest was curated by the Sultans of Sprint “night life management” crew, Young Guns Speed Shop, to give an extra 10 points to the riders who managed to dance & pass under the height of their bike: that was quite a challenge for some of them but overall a very good time and kidsfun for every team !

Now Schlachtwerk #7  & Mellow Motorcycles #77 are tied for the lead after round two followed by Libner Racing #12 and Milano Cafe Racers #24. Philipp Ludwig #46 from Kraftstoffschmiede team willalso be back in the game at the next race and his very fast BMW “Hercules” could change also deeply the rankings …

Many thanks to Sims Garage & H Skull for the trophies, L’Eurelienne for the fresh beers, Patricia for the DJ set & Farah for the flag & help on saturday. Thumbs up to Agence Push & Givetogod for their video work  and also Marc Holstein, Christine Gabler, Laurent Nivalle, Guillaume Ducasse, Cyril Casagrande, Thrill of Speed & Guillaume B. for their beautiful phographies. You can check them in this link : Sultans of Sprint 2017 round 2 photo albums.

See you at the next race in Belgium which is hosted by Bikers’Classics on an other legendary racetrack: SPA Francorchamps.
Sultans of Sprint race is scheduled sunday 2nd july 1:30 pm !

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

Sultans of Sprint 2016 season video

THANK YOU for an awesome first season & see you soon on the dragstrips !

#sultansofsprint  #speedisourreligion

Sultans of Sprint 2017 schedule now official !

round #1 The Reunion - 20/21 may 2017

First Sultans of Sprint round in 2017 will be kindly supported & hosted by The Reunion.
The Reunion is the main outdoor cafe racer, lifestyle & classic bike event in Italy taking place on the legendary and beautiful Autodromo Nazionale Monza racetrack. Sultans of Sprint will be one of the highlight of the week end without any doubt !
We can’t wait to spend some really goodtimes and to meet italian motorfreaks there !

find out more infos on thereunion.it

round #2 Cafe Racer Festival - 10/11 june 2017

The second Sultans of Sprint round in 2017 will be hosted by Cafe Racer Festival.
The Cafe Racer Festival is taking place inside the historical french racetrack of Linas Monthléry. One of the oldest speed trials place in Europe. Gathering motorcycle enthusiasts around cafe racers and classic racers the festival also features art performances and exhibitions. Sultans of Sprint racers will show again how fast they can be on the straightline of Linas Monthléry !
The Reunion is the main outdoor cafe racer, lifestyle & classic bike event in Italy taking place on the legendary and beautiful Autodromo Nazionale Monza racetrack. Sultans of Sprint will be one of the highlight of the week end without any doubt !

find out more infos on www.cafe-racer.fr

round #3 Biker's Classics - 30 june, 1 & 2 july 2017

Biker’s Classics is one of the biggest festival dedicated to classic racers hosting demo rides but also real classic bikes races on the legendary racetrack of SPA Francorchamps in Belgium. The third Sultans of Sprint round in 2017 will be hosted by Biker’s Classics and will be one the highlight of the event !

find out more infos on www.bikersclassics.be

round #4 Glemseck 101 - 2/3 september 2017

Glemseck 101 will host the Sultans of Sprint round 4 & finals in september 2017. Glemseck 101 is the biggest festival in Europe when it comes to cafe racer & sprint racing. Organized on the beautiful location of Solitude racetrack the event is also about great live bands, tons of visitors and a wonderful celebration of motorcycle passion !

find out more infos on www.glemseck101.de

Registrations are opened now for Sultans of Sprint 2017 Challenge !

If you want to apply, please check the tech rules to see if your bike can enter & please contact us by email : sultansofsprint@outlook.com

Sultans of Sprint finals @ Intermot Customized !

Awesome times & tons of laughs in Cologne !

Intermot in Cologne hosted the Sultans of Sprint challenge 2016 finals and all the Sultans race bikes were presented on a dedicated area of 285 square meters in hall 10.1 “Intermot Customized”. This was a big chance for all the Sultans of Sprint racers to show their crazy fast machines in details and to share their passion with all the visitors of this very important show within the motorcycle industry.
Hand built with 100 wood pallets by Venom Design, Young Guns Speed Shop, St-Brooklyn Motorcycles & Lucky Cat Garage, the booth was enhanced by our friends from Mahr’s Brau who kindly supported by fresh beers. The Sultans of Sprint booth was also great thanks to our partner Instantané which printed great photos for our walls.

Just before the race sunday morning all the Sultans of Sprint were invited to Amadeus Speed Shop for a wonderful party in Cologne. Thumbs up to the Amadeus Speed Shop crew & Jens von JVB Motos for the organization & invitation ! This was a proper party for all the Sultans !

Schlachtwerk's Yamaha "Skinny Beast" faster than ever !

For safety reasons the Sultans of Sprint race on sunday was this time against the clock and not side by side. A new way of racing for the contenders but interesting to see how fast each of the racers gan go on 160 meters for this round …

This time Tommy from Schlachtwerk (GER) on his Yamaha “Skinny Beast” was the fastest just in front of Marco Zesiger from Young Guns Speed Shop (CH) on his Moto Guzzi “Ferdinand the Sparrow”. Seb Lorentz from Lucky Cat Garage (FR) and the BMW “Sprintbeemer” completed the podium with the third place.
Hero of the day Ludwig Asher struggled to start his BMW “L’Etonnante” despite the help of other contenders. He never gave up but did not manage to take the start this time.

FCR Original team (FR) with their “Crazy Bonnie” had to face some traction issue and did not manage to do better than eight position despite some really impressive starts ! Same situation for Radical Guzzi (GER) and their insane “NOSferatu” which suffered from their rear tyre grip to get a better result.

Sultans of Sprint round #4 | Intermot Customized

  1. Schlachtwerk (GER) | Yamaha “Skinny Beast”
  2. Young Guns Speed Shop (CH) | Moto Guzzi “Ferdinand the Sparrow”
  3. The Lucky Cat Garage (FR) | BMW “Sprintbeemer”
  4. Kraftstoffschmiede (GER) |BMW “Cat Killer”
  5. VTR Customs (CH) | BMW “Polizia Uno”
  6. Radical Guzzi (GER) | Moto Guzzi “NOSferatu”
  7. Team 101 (GER) | BMW “StarrSinn”
  8. FCR Original (FR) | Triumph “Crazy Bonnie”
  9. Libner Baloo Racing (FR) | Harley Davidson “XR”
  10. Edelweiss Motorsport (GER) | BMW “90S”
  11. Kingston Custom (GER) | BMW “SprintBoxer”
  12. Sooner or Later Garage (FR) | BMW “Flat Punisher”
  13. Venom Design (FR) | Harley Davidson “Sprintster”
  14. Krautmotors (GER) | BMW “Pure&Crafted”
  15. Blitz Motorcycles (FR) | BMW “Black Pearl”
  16. St-Brooklyn Motorcycles (FR) | BMW “L’Etonnante”

Fotozino Challenge One for St-Brooklyn Motorcycles & Young Guns Speed Shop

Ludwig Asher from St Brooklyn Motorcycles (FR) has been more lucky regarding the Fotozino X Sultans of Sprint Challenge One and got the Fotozino award & 500€ price money at Intermot.
Young Guns Speed Shop won the overall Fotozino Challenge and received the trophy and 1000€ price money for their involvment the all year. Congratulations to both teams & many thanks to Fotozino for the kind support !

#useifyourdare #fotozino #challengeone
#makeyourdayanadventure

Scary factor award goes to Radical Guzzi !

Scary Factor online #fanboost was won by Young Guns Speed Shop but the swiss team decided to gave it to their friends from Radical Guzzi (GER) for their efforts to frighten the competitors on the starting grid with their insane Moto Guzzi “NOSferatu” :
That’s Sultants of Sprint fairplay spirit.

Young Guns Speed Shop winning the Sultans of Sprint 2016 !

Congratulations to the youngest rider for an awesome season !

Young Guns Speed Shop team from Switzerland did really well during the all year: clutch blown at Cafe Racer Festival in Monthléry (FR) but they got the #fanboost award for the “Crew Style”. Probably thanks to their hawaian shirts and smiles !
At Glemseck 101 in Leonberg (GER) in september, Marco was flying to the first place on “Ferdinand the Sparrow” which was back in the game and loaded with nitrous oxyde.
For the final round at Intermot in Cologne (GER), the swiss team was ready to battle again and Marco took really impressive starts allowing their Moto Guzzi to take the second place behind the always fast Yamaha “Skinny Beast” from Schlachtwerk (GER). The last round was giving double points to the participants and the 2016 Sultans of Sprint champion title and the pressure was at his maximum for the fastest team. Marco took it easy and kept cool to take the best out of the swiss bird !
Sultans of Sprint 2016 championship final standings.

Find out more great shots from Sultans of Sprint round #4 by Marc Holstein, Christine Gabbler, Kati Kayadaek & Antje Roth in our event photo album.

After this first Sultans of Sprint season, we would like to thank for their trust, friendship and great support:
Fotozino, Heidenau, Nude Audio, Classic Machines, Gentlemen’s Factory, Atelier Nord, La Fabrique 3D, Instantané, Nolaroads, Machine 17, Bike Exif, GQ and Intersection Magazine for their trust !

Wheels & Waves, Cafe Racer Festival, Glemseck 101, Intermot Customized for hosting our races !

Marc Holstein, Christine Gabler, Laurent Nivalle, Aurore de Bettignies, Daniel Beres, Antje Roth, Cyril Casagrande, Kevin Renard, Ben Ott, David Marvier, Kati Kayadaek, Claude Fischer, Sabine Falk, Guillaume Ducasse, Frederic Seemann, Laurent Scavone, Doud XIII, Fotografy K, Sascha Feuster, Rémi Desclaux, Aritza Saldibar, MJ Studio, Bikes What Else, EasyrideRocks & David Biene for all the beautiful photos !

Roman Haenicke for filming our races & parties with his camera !

Anorexic Sumotori for the great soundtracks of our videos !

Mahrs Brau for providing us fresh beers at Glemseck 101 & Intermot !

Patricia, Jörn & Jens our fabulous DJ at Monthléry & Glemseck 101 !

SHOEI Europe & Furygan for offering gifts for the fanboost online votes !

All the racers of this first Sultans of Sprint season: Young Guns Speed Shop (CH), Schlachtwerk (GER), VTR Customs (CH), FCR Original (FR), Radical Guzzi (GER), Venom Design (FR), St-Brooklyn Motorcycles (FR), Switch Stance Riding (JPN), Sooner or Later Garage (FR), Wrenchmonkees (DK), Krautmotors (GER), Blitz Motorcycles (FR), Kraftstofschmiede (GER), Plan B Motorcycles (IT), Libner-Baloo Racing (FR), Kingston Custom (GER), Lucky Cat Garage (FR).

Special thanks to Andreas, Claudia, Stefan, Katt, Rémi, Jean-Claude, Gert, Jens, Jörg, Clément, Thomas, Fred, Carsten, Rénia, Laura, Steini, Laurent & Laurence.

Last but not least, many thanks to all the people we met during the all season and who gave us their love & support by following us & sharing our passion for motorcycling, customizing & racing.

#speedisourreligion

Sultans of Sprint 2016 finals video work in progress … stay tuned !

See you at Intermot for the grand final !

Intermot Customized | Köln - Germany | 5th > 9th october 2016

Race sunday 9th october 10:30 am !

Sultans of Sprint 2016 championship grand final will be hosted at Intermot (Cologne – Germany) from 5th to 9th october 2016.
All Sultans of Sprint race bikes will be on display on a dedicated area in the hall 10 (stand H-060 & G-060). We will be pleased to meet you there to share our passion for custom bikes & sprintracing. If speed is also your religion please do not hesitate to come & say hi  !

The final race (giving double points to the teams) will be sunday 9th october at 10:30 am.
Sultans of Sprint award ceremony is scheduled sunday at 1:30 pm on hall 10 main stage. Please join to enjoy the race & support your favorite teams ! We will have some surprises for our fans …

The confirmed participating teams for the final at Intermot: Young Guns Speed Shop (CH), Schlachtwerk (GER), Plan B Motorcycles (IT), Krautmotors (GER), Radical Guzzi (GER), St Brooklyn Motorcycles (FR), Kingston Custom (GER), VTR Customs (CH), Sooner or Later Garage (FR), Blitz Motorcycles (FR), Venom Design (FR), FCR Original (FR), Edelweiss Motorsport (GER), Libner-Baloo Racing (FR), Lucky Cat Garage (FR).

All the teams will battle hard to try to win the 2016 championship as everything is still possible !!!

#intermotcustomized #sultansofsprint #speedisourreligion

Sultans of Sprint round #3 video

Sultans of Sprint round #3 video

Glemseck 101 (Leonberg/GER).

Many thanks again to the 101 team for hosting us at Glemseck 101 in Germany for the third round of the 2016 championship. We all had really goodtimes sharing motorcycle passion & great adrenaline shots together !

thumbs up to Roman Haenicke for the video edit & Anorexic Sumotori for the soundtrack. enjoy !

Next round & season finale is coming soon … we’ll be at Intermot from 5th to 9th october in Koln (Germany). See you there !

#sultansofsprint #glemseck101 #speedisourreligion

Total blast at Glemseck 101 for the Sultans of Sprint !

Young Guns Speed Shop victory !

Glemseck 101 is the biggest motorcycle festival in Europe dedicated to sprint racing and cafe racer culture. It was clearly the ideal event to host the third round of the Sultans of Sprint 2016 Challenge.

The Sultans of Sprint party saturday night established the benchmark with more than 500 people enjoying the fabulous DJ set of our friends Jens & Jörn from Germany who were spinning vinyl records until sunday morning while Mahrs Brau offered Sultans of Sprint friends enough beers to keep everybody in the perfect mood to party ! All contenders had also the opportunity to celebrate the success & speed records of Hervé Libner & Nik Heer at the latest Bonneville speed week !
>> video coming soon 😉

The Sultans dragstrip riot started sunday with a spectacular race between two of the fastest racers: FCR Original Triumph “Crazy Bonnie” (FR) vs Schlachtwerk Yamaha “Skinny Beast” (GER). Thanks to a really good start Tommy managed to win with his green Yamaha TR1 but had then some issues with the clutch and was forced to abandon.

2016 Bonneville land speed record owner with the Libner Baloo Racing BMW “LSR 940B” (FR)  Herve Libner had no chance to fix the clutch and get ready to race his turbocharged beemer for the 3rd round but he took his Harley Davidson 1200 XR with custom home made bodywork to take part.

Libner Baloo Racing "LSR940B" just landed from Bonneville Speed Week to Glemseck 101

First race has been tough for Radical Guzzi team (GER) and their Moto Guzzi “NOSferatu”. They faced some issues with their air shifter and struggled in the race against VTR Customs. Work and experience paid off for the VTR Customs team (CH) and their BMW supercharged & nitrous equipped “Polizia Uno”: Dani Weidmann did really well and managed to get the first podium for the team !

Congrats to our special guests Per from Wrenchmonkees who bravely took part with his tuned Kawasaki KZ 750 “Monkee Bastard” not really in the best configuration with its knobby tires … but Per pushed as much as possible against the super fast Moto Guzzi from Young Guns Speed Shop.

In the final Marco Zesiger on Young Guns Speed Shop ‘s Moto Guzzi “Ferdinand the Sparrow” (CH) battled against Seb Lorentz on Lucky Cat Garage ‘s BMW “Sprintbeemer” (FR). This time the bird was faster than the cat. The youngs from Switzerland are now leading the championship followed by Lucky Cat Garage and Schlachtwerk in second and third position.

Ludwig / Team St-Brooklyn Motorcycles won the Fotozino 3rd award thanks to his active participation on this great social media. He received the 3D printed award from the hands of Olivier Lequellec, founder of Fotozino, and will get soon the 500€ !

Ludwig getting the Fotozino award from Olivier Lequellec

Thank you to our sponsors & friends: Fotozino, Classic Machines, Heidenau, GQ France, Bike Exif, Intersection Magazine, Atelier Nord, La Fabrique 3D & Instantané.
Many thanks to Glemseck 101 crew for hosting us and to all visitors for their support and kind words during the all week end.

Please check the Glemsek 101 / Sultans of Sprint photo galleries with the awesome shots from Marc Holstein, Christine Gabler, Bikes What Else, Ben Ott, Aritza Zaldibar and Kati Kayadaek.

Next rendez vous for Sultans of Sprint is the next fanboost award for which we will need again your active participation to vote for the best racer style. This can again change the Sultans of Sprint championship rankings with 50 points for the winning team before the next race @ Intermot Customized in october !