Olie Linsdell is one of a small and unique group of riders since 1978, who have won their debut race in the Newcomers Races at the Manx Grand Prix and have gone on to win a Manx Grand Prix later in the same week!
Olie took his first winners laurels by a record margin in the Newcomers C Race at the 2007 Manx Grand and made it a ‘double’ collecting his second trophy with a victory in the Ultra Lightweight Manx Grand Prix in both races riding a FZR 400 Yamaha. The Bedfordshire lad also gained a coveted Replica for 13th position in the Junior Manx Grand Prix.
Moving to the TT the following year, Linsdell also competed in the Classic Races of the Manx Grand Prix in 2010 & 2012.
Olie Linsdell returns to the Manx Grand Prix to take part in the 90th Anniversary Celebrations of the world-famous event, that was first run in September 1923 and will take part in the Past Winners Parade on Wednesday 28th August. He will be aboard one of the most exotic racing motorcycles in the Parade – the 2003 Ducati Desmosedici GP3. Ducati’s first MotoGP machine that was campaigned by Loris Caparossi to fourth and Troy Bayliss to sixth place in that year’s world championship.
Loris Caparossi claimed one victory one the Ducati during the 2003 campaign. The ‘GP3’ produces 265bhp and was timed at over 215mph ten years ago!
Olie is most appreciative of Michael Braids owner of the exotic machine and has kindly made it available for him to use in the Past Winners Parade and at the Jurby Festival.