Olie Linsdell Racing – Rider profile
Name: Olie Linsdell
Date of birth: 9th November 1987
Place of birth: Bedford,Bedfordshire
Height: 5' 9 "
Eye colour: Blue
Favourite food: Pasta. As well as Natasha's cakes! :D
Favourite drink: Just plain water
First race: Oulton Park, Superteens 2003
First win: Silverstone MRO 400, 2005
Favourite track: TT Mountain Course and Dundrod
Best moments: Winning the 2007 Northwest 200, Beating John McGuiness's Lap record. Winning two races at the Manx GP in 2007. Winning the first ever Classic TT 500 race againt the cream of the modern TT riders
Goal: To race competitively and win!
What I like: Racing, watching bikesport, socialising with my mates. A certain doofus....
What I don't like: Arrogance!
Favourite rider: Pier Francesco Chili – he's a brilliant
ambassador for racing
1992-2002: Amateur Motocross
2003: MRO Superteens & BMCRC Production 125
2004: MRO Superteens, BMCRC Production 125 & MR0 SS400
2005: MRO SS400
2006: Virgin Mobile Cup and North West 200
2007: Triumph Triple challenge Young Guns, CRMC National, North West 200 and Manx GP
2008: Metzeler National Superstock 600 Championship, TT Races, Northwest 200, Ulster Grand Prix, and Gold Cup.
2009: Road Racing with the priority being the three international meetings. Year cut short after a huge practice crash at the TT
2010: International road races as well as selected Nationals before the Manx GP
2011: Selected club races in mainly the classic scene. Recovery year.....
2012- Classic racing, TT, Manx Grand Prix
2013- CRMC classic racing, Scarborough road races, Isle of Man TT, Classic TT
I have put together a number of documents for people interested in me or the team, as sponsors or just supporters. You can download tem below...
Racing CV here.
Personal Development / Education C.V. here
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Stuff about me
Hi… My name’s Oliver (Olie) Linsdell and I was born in Bedfordshire on 9th November 1987.
My Dad, Steve Linsdell, is recognised as a TT and Manx GP expert and still races. He and Carole, my Mum, run Flitwick Motorcycles, so I guess you could say that bike racing is in my blood.
How did I get here? As I said, bike racing’s in my blood and I began with Motocross in 1992 and then moved to MRO Superteens and BMCRC production 125’s in 2003. This was really my first experience of a competitive racing environment, surrounded by equally hungry young riders – all determined to prove themselves. I think that I managed to resist the temptation of going too hard too soon, and used the year to learn, building on my riding ability and to gain basic racing experience.
Stepping up to the plate
I knew from the early part of 2004 that my riding had taken a huge step forward. I discovered consistency and in 40 races, finished in 4th, 5th, 6th, or 7th position. I missed several races due to TT commitments and the odd mechanical issue. In a year that was the most competitive, my Superteens opponents included Bradley Smith, Kev Coglan, Danny Webb, John Kenny, Luke Jones and David Paton, to name but a few. I had a great season racing all these lads, finally finishing joint 6th.
Leap of faith
The 2005 season was another leap forward. A front row start and podium 2nd in the opening round at Brands Hatch was the perfect start. I worked really hard and saw my first win, six podiums, two pole positions and was never out of the top eight. Then came Knockhill, and my first big reality check. Ending up in a gravel trap, I broke several bones, which meant that I missed races and lost a title that I know would have been mine. I was fit enough for the final round at Brands, where I grabbed pole position and finished 3rd in the first race, with the fastest lap. In the second race a start line incident had me in hospital with head injuries. Despite competing in only 50% of the races, I finished 8th in the championship. Naturally, I wasn’t pleased with this result, but I felt that it had shown my potential.
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