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

“This is something we build ourselves. We're a little team from Penrith and we're only three-seconds a lap off a Honda and Yamaha” - Paul Bird.

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March 28, 2014 2:35 AM

As much as I admire the effort Pual Bird and his team put into gp I would like to see them in WSBK once again.

Shoulda went with that Aprilia chassis but I guess you can't expect anything from them they wouldn't want you to beat them with your own chassis. Which Laverty and Parkes could probably do with a better engine.

Also speaking of Parkes and Laverty they should both be in WSBK that's where I'd believe they'd have the most success.


March 28, 2014 8:26 AM

MrBojangles: From the few stories out there and even this acticle, the guy sounds like a total nightmare to work for.

Has he personally had any success or even experience racing motorbikes?

Lightning fast and hard as nails on a supermoto, british champion. Just as fast in a rally car !


March 28, 2014 3:45 PM

re: "If you pay your bills they'll supply the parts."

and there it is. the crazy concept.

btw crash, you forgot to solicit birdy's opinion on factories (read Ducati) being allowed to run roughshod over privateers like himself down in the OC.

give 'em a ring back. this is hard hitting journalism.


March 28, 2014 7:01 PM

I don't follow PBM much, but I found this article interesting. He seems like a no nonsense type of guy, and he was adamant about not putting the blame on lack of manufacturer support (..and focusing on results first). I have to admire that. He could have easily used not having support as an excuse. He also seems to know right where he and his riders fall in the pecking order given their current resources, and that's admirable as well.


April 04, 2014 1:03 PM

Paul Bird is a straight talking man that has personally put millions into his BSB, SBK and MotoGP teams. He also a British rally champion currently competing
He and his teams go and have fun racing it's what they do. All riders and team members are fiercely loyal to him, which in turn is reciprocated by Paul Bird. He pays the guys well and expects a good job done, which gives him the right to say what he thinks, he is honest in his ambitions and should be admired for his support of motorcycle sport.

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