Continuing the association with four wheels and making the step up to international level is Paul’s 18-year-old son, Frank Bird, who will be contesting the ultra-competitive 2018 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Championship for a second season, this time in the colours of Tech 1 Racing.
Frank has gained experienced in both Ginetta Juniors as well as in in the MSA Formula Championship in recent years and at the start of this year was part of the successful Ciceley Motorsport Team that took victory in the 24 Hours of Dubai race.
When all you’ve known in race paddocks around the world since you were born, your father being a very successful competitor on both two wheels and four wheels and your mother’s family owning a British Superbike Championship-winning team as well as racing in the World Superbike Championship, it was inevitable that Frank Bird would end up competing himself. Bypassing the two-wheeled world, Frank started competing at 14 years of age in the Ginetta Junior Championship whereby over the past four seasons, he has gained the necessary experience to progress to European Championship single-seaters in his bid to hopefully end up in Formula One.
Frank also excels at other sports including soccer and cricket and is always supported by his twin sister Jordan at events where he is competing.
2018 Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup Calendar
Paul Ricard, France
Red Bull Ring, Austria
Circuit de Catalunya, Spain
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Paul Bird is one of the UK’s leading rally drivers and has had a huge amount of success. National Champion in 2005 and runner-up in the various British and National championships on a number of other occasions since, his victories include the prestigious SOL Rally Barbados, the Manx National and Manx International, the North West Stages Rally, the Malcolm Wilson Rally as well as success in the World Rally Championship.
Ranked second in the UK to Colin McRae at one point, Paul returned to the sport last year and showed he’d lost none of his pace and once again this season, plans a selection of events on both gravel and asphalt in his Ford Focus WRC08 prepared by Kelso-based Dom Buckley Motorsport.