Sultans of Sprint in the italian temple of speed !
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 !