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2018 Indian DTRA Hooligan Team


In addition to becoming the title sponsor of 2018 DTRA series Indian Motorcycles have also upped their involvement in the DTRA Hooligan series.

At a recent launch at the Champion’s Flat Track School, Lincolnshire a four rider team was unveiled. They will all ride 983cc Indian Scout 60s prepared by Krazy Horse (who also build road legal versions of these Hooligans).

The team is split into two pairs essentially, official and ‘academy’. Jonathan Falkman and Lee Kirkpatrick are in the official team, Chris Hatton and Leah Tokelove in the Scholarship team. I’m not entirely sure of the difference, because they’ll all be on the same spec of bike.

Sideburn was there to interview the riders on their hopes for the season. We also asked them, slightly unfairly, but just for fun, to predict the top 3 in the Hooligan title.

The championship kicks off on as an evening race at King’s Lynn on Saturday 7 April.

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Jonathan Falkman

Age: 31

Hometown: Malmo, Sweden

Previous race experience: MX and last season of DTRA

What other DTRA classes you will race in 2018? 450 for selected events

Favourite track: Hometrack in Malmo

What are you most looking forward to about racing the Indian?

Getting to know the bike well enough to ride it more like you would a 450 DTX, getting all that power and weight under control.

Predict the top 3 in the 2018 Hooligan Championship

1. Manfalken

2. Tokelove

3. Grant Martin

Lee Kirkpatrick

Age: 31

Hometown: Bury St Edmunds

Race experience: Ten years MX, 1 season Hooligan, half season DTX

What other DTRA classes you will race in 2018? Inters on a DTX

Favourite track: Greenfield or King’s Lynn

What are you most looking forward to about racing the Indian?

Helping develop the bike for Krazy Horse and Indian trying to win races.

Predict the top 3 in the 2018 Hooligan Championship

1. Tokelove

2. Falkman

3. Grant Martin

Chris Hatton

Age: 37

Hometown: Caerphilly

Previous race experience: Raced motocross for over 20 years, started flat track on a framer in 2017.

What other DTRA classes you will race in 2018? Thunderbike

Favourite track: Greenfield

What are you most looking forward to about racing the Indian?

Looking forward to challenge of racing a bigger bike on a small track.

Predict the top 3 in the 2018 Hooligan Championship

1. Hatton

2. Kirkpatrick

3. Maybe Grant Martin

Leah Tokelove

Age: 20

Hometown: Lincoln

Previous race experience: Have raced with the DTRA in the Pro class and restricted before, for about 6 years. Mablethorpe beach racing for 7 years, winning a class and coming runner up.

What other DTRA classes you will race in 2018?

Pro and maybe some minibike depend how much energy I have left.

Favourite track: Greenfield

What are you most looking forward to about racing the Indian?

The challenge of it. I’m also excited to race in another very competitive class. It will be an awesome experience.

Predict the top 3 in the 2018 Hooligan Championship

1. Doolan

2. Grant Martin

3. Kirkpatrick

I don’t like this question, who knows!

Photos: Tom Bing

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