PBM British Superbike Championship 2021
VisionTrack Ducati British Superbike Championship Team
Britain’s most successful motorcycle racing teaM
Eight-times British Superbike champions
PBM is Paul Bird Motorsport, the collective name for Cumbrian businessman Paul Bird’s global motorsport operation which combines motorsport on both two wheels and four.
After a number of years in the World Superbike and MotoGP Championships, the team returned to the British Superbike Championship full time in 2014, which they won, and have since added four more titles to their unprecedented successes, including in 2019 with Scott Redding followed by Josh Brookes in 2020.
Continuing into 2021 as VisionTrack Ducati with Josh Brookes defending his title aboard factory backed Ducati Panigale V4 R, where he is joined once again by the talented Christian Iddon, the pair will contest the 33-race MSV-organised series, which is universally recognised as the most prestigious domestic series in the world which attracts some of the best teams, bikes, and riders in the sport.
In addition, 21-year-old Cumbrian-born Frank Bird will continue his racing career in the GT World Challenge Europe Endurance & Sprint Cup as part of Team WRT in a factory-supported Audi. He also plans to continue his meteoric rise in the world of rallying with occasional events.
12-year-old Lexi Bird is the latest in the family to take to the track where she will once again compete in selected motocross and kart race events.
Brookes Joins Iddon In Showdown After Podium Success
VisionTrack Ducati rider Josh Brookes took a pair of third place finishes in the two Bennetts British Superbike Championship races at Silverstone today with the 32 points enough to see the reigning champion move into seventh place overall in the standings and join teammate Christian Iddon in one of the top eight Showdown positions for the Cumbrian team.
In recent years, the PBM team has added five BSB titles via Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne (2014, 2016 & 2017), Scott Redding (2019) and Josh Brookes (2020) as well as a host of other successes at the TT Races, North West 200 and Macau Grand Prix. The VisionTrack Ducati squad remains the same for 2021 with Josh Brookes and Christian Iddon going for the team’s third successive BSB title.
Rising star Frank Bird continues his path to success as he contests the GT World Challenge Europe Endurance & Sprint Cup for Team WRT in the factory-supported Audi as well as challenging for honours in rallying in the Ford Focus WRC in which dad Paul had so much success.
Ducati Panigale V4 R
After delivering two prestigious British Superbike Championships for Ducati in 2016 and 2017 aboard the Panigale R, the focus for 2019 was on the brand-new, mouth-watering and MotoGP-inspired Ducati V4 R. With a race-bred heritage and bikes once again are supplied directly from Ducati Corse, the factory’s dedicated racing division in Italy, the PBM team dominated the title race, winning 21 of the 27 races and culminating in Scott Redding lifting the crown and teammate Josh Brookes coming a close second. Brookes went one better to win the title in 2020 with Christian Iddon finishing third as the pair look to continue the success story in 2021.
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