MotoGP » EXCLUSIVE Paul Bird (PBM MotoGP) - Q&A

"Hopefully Aprilia will step up to the plate. If it doesn't happen then I'll just walk away. It's great being part of MotoGP but I don't enjoy running at the back" - Paul Bird.

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November 10, 2013 7:16 PM
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Not sure I understand the logic of what he says about expecting RdP to perform better in his team than in Aspar's. Why would one expect a French rider to perform better in an all-British team with a British teammmate than in a Spanish team with a Spanish teammate? help please?


November 10, 2013 10:28 PM

Wish PB luck in Moto GP but can't warm to the fact that at best they are hoping to finish 15th or20th. Take the team to WSB or BSB where their sponsors and fans can see them and the riders can race with a level playing field.Most be soul destroying to see the top Moto 2 bikes lapping at roughly the same time as the CRTs


November 11, 2013 12:01 AM

for a guy who doesn't commit to his riders, i.e. with contracts he certainly demands commitment from everyone else. I applaud these kind of guys for taking part and willing to self fund, but he needs to start being professional on his approach...


November 11, 2013 9:01 AM

He can't have got to where he is by not being professional in fairness to him.

Anyone that commits that much of his own money because he enjoys racing has to be commended and I wish them all the best for continuing in MotoGP.

If Aprilia commit properly and use this as a way to develop towards their full return in 2016 then this could and should benefit both parties.


November 11, 2013 9:08 AM

As he funds his own team he is entitled to speak his mind but he has always rubbished his riders so that's why he's not respected.
His teams lack of results at world level in any championship stands against him securing an equal partnership with any manufacturer.
Building their own bike and expecting it to go well in its first season is nieve.
He shows little rider loyalty that's one of the reasons they won't do well.
A happy rider rides better. Just look at Ben spies and the Yamaha moto gp team.

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