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Sultans of Sprint 2017 season movie unleashed !

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.

FCR Original & Plan B Motorcycles winning 2 new awards !

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.

Best FOTOZINO x Sultans of Sprint FANZINE for FCR Original

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

Best bodywork award by Libner Group for Plan B Motorcycles

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 !

See you at Midnight Garage Festival !

This week end, Sultans of Sprint will be at Midnight Garage Festival in Paris.

Not less than 8 iconic race machines will be exhibited in a dedicated area: VTR Customs “Polizia Uno”,  Mellow Motorcycles “Frankenstein”, Schlachtwerk “Skinny Beast”, Lucky Cat Garage “Bombinette”, Libner Racing “The Blue Racer”, FCR Original “Crazy Bonnie”, St Brooklyn Motorcycles “L’Etonnante” and Venom Design “The Sprintster”

Friday night we will have the pleasure to give the Fotozino award for the team which created the best fanzine during the 2017 season & the Group Libner award for the best motorcycle bodywork this year.

Our friend Cyril Casagrande will exhibit some shots from the Sultans of Sprint season along with Sims Garage lights on our booth.

The Sultans of Sprint wheel of fortune will be yours to try to win a unique SHOEI JO, goodies from Dickies, Lucky Cat Garage, Gentlemen’s Factory, Atelier Nord & Sims Garage !

Saturday 5:30 pm you will have the chance to discover a sneak preview of the Sultans of Sprint 2017 season movie by Givetogod.

See you there mates !!!

Sultans of Sprint at Glemseck 101 video report

Watch out the video report for Sultans of Sprint​ 2017 finals hosted by Glemseck 101​ !
Congrats again to all the racers, Mellow Motorcycles​, Schlachtwerk​, Milano Cafe Racers​, FCR Original​ & The Lucky Cat Garage​ for the top 5 in the final rankings.

Thank you for your amazing support.

soundtrack by the1969club / video by Push​

#sultansofsprint #speedisourreligion
#glemseck101 #morethanjustsprintracing

Sultans of Sprint 2017 finals at Glemseck 101.

Awesome 2017 Sultans of Sprint season & finals in Germany !

#77 Amir Brajan from Mellow Motorcycles 2017 Sultans of Sprint Champion with "FRKNSTN"

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.

Sultans of Sprint at Glemseck 101 2017

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” !

Sultans of Sprint 2017 at Glemseck 101 / Sami #24 3rd place Milano Cafe Racers

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”

Sultans of Sprint x Fotozino fanzine 2017

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 !

#SPEEDISOURRELIGION

#SULTANSOFSPRINT

#MORETHANJUSTSPRINTRACING

Dance against the rain at Bikers’Classics

Dance against the rain at Bikers'Classics

Rainy weather but big times for Sultans of Sprint at SPA Francorchamps !

Weather was not really good to race this year at Bikers’Classics on the beautiful location of SPA Francorchamps but all the organization crew did a great job to keep the mood of everyone at his best. Sultans of Sprint riders & team members were also in a great athmosphere within the Lifestyle Village organized by Thierry Dricot. All sprint racers were on display next to the bar and many classic racing enthusiasts enjoyed the Sultans of Sprint exhibition.
The visit of Fred Krugger’s workshop wasa real highlight for the Sultans of Sprint contenders and we had the great privilege to visit the 2 times AMD Custombike building World Champion. All enjoyed to discover Fred’s latest project on 4 wheels but especially to share & discuss about fabrication, design & customizing at large.

The Sultans of Sprint 2017 “Style & Engineering” Award results have been unveiled saturday after the race briefing and trophies given by Fred Krugger himself to #46 Krafstoffschmiede “Hercules” & #17 Lucky Cat Garage “Bombinette” for the first place & #3 Libner Racing Motorcycle “Dragonfly” for the third place ! A great moment also with Jens vom Brauck from JvB Motos who was also part of the 2017 jury.

Sultans of Sprint Challenge is more than sprint racing and the contenders have to tackle very special challenges besides the races. Sultans of Sprint is about racing but also pushing the creativity, fun & friendship at their maximum !
For the “Party Monster” bonus we decided to ask the riders to perform a “Dance Against the Rain” on stage sunday noon before leaving to join the starting line. Each rider scored a 10 points bonus thanks to this unexpected exercice …
Sultans of Sprint can’t be too shy !!!

Unfortunately this Sultans of Sprint “Dance Against the Rain” has not been enough and the straight line was still too wet to race in good safe conditions. After some test runs it has been decided to cancel the race but to do show runs instead for the pleasure of visitors & riders ! Smoke & big show with some very fast runs on a drying dragstrip ! It has been really good fun for the riders and a great opportunity to perform some very useful tests with their sprint racers.

Fred Krugger was a special Sultans of Sprint guest with race number #99 for the race on sunday.  Fred Krugger had a big time on the beautiful nine T modified by Workhorse speed shop in Belgium.

Many thanks to Bikers’Classics, DG Sport, Flo Jupsin & Thierry Dricot and many thanks to Roland Groteclaes for the amazing gift and his great artwork painted for Sultans of Sprint during the event !
Many thanks to Marc Holstein, Christine Gabler, Benjamin Givetogod, Benjamin Agence Push, Kati Dalek, Antje Roth for the photos & videos.

Find out all photos in Round #3 photo albums >> HERE ! <<

Video report coming soon … Stay tuned !

Sultans of Sprint 2017 standings after round #3.

#46 Kraftstoffschmiede #17 Lucky Cat Garage & #3 Libner Racing winners !!!

Sultans of Sprint 2016 "STYLE & ENGINEERING" Award

Rewarding the style and technology of motorcycles  involved in the 2017 Sultans Of Sprint Challenge was the objective of this contest, which results were announced at Spa Francorchamps as part of Spa Bikers Classic.

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.

The vote took place in two stages, one in which the challenge contenders voted for their peers, and a second where the jury met to elect those who would have the privilege of receiving the ‘Style & Engineering’ Award.

The 2017 winners are:

1st tie: # 46 Kraftstoffschmiede ‘Hercules’ and # 17 Lucky Cat Garage ‘Bombinette’

2nd: # 3 Libner Racing ‘Dragonfly’

A big rounds of congratulations to these three machines, their builders and their pilots. And to all competitors of the Sultans Of Sprint challenge who combine in joy and good humor, passion, race and fun in the most beautiful manner.

Many thanks to VIRAGE 8  for the kind words  & Venom Design for the trophies !

Kraftstoffschmiede #46 BMW "Hercules"

Lucky Cat Garage #17 BMW "Bombinette"

Libner Racing #3 Triumph "Dragonfly"

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.