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Technical Issues Thwart Frank Bird in France

Monday, November 16, 2020

The final round of the 2020 GT World Challenge Europe took place with a 40-car field tackling the 1000km of Circuit Paul Ricard at the weekend but it was to end in disappointment for Bentley Motorsport Academy drivers Frank Bird, Nicolai Kjærgaard, and Euan McKay.

 



Penrith-born Frank, and his teammates, were contesting the Silver Cup class for Team Parker Racing once again at the southern French track but an engine problem during practice set them back. However, the issue was rectified to allow the team to qualify in 28th place with Bird set to start the race and do the opening stint of the six-hour race.

But as the cars assembled for the rolling start, Frank experienced an electrical issue on the formation lap which necessitated him to pit for the team to sort the problem, just as the race started. Despite the setback, the 21-year-old Cumbrian eventually got going and had managed to climb from last up to 36th place when the problem resurfaced and led to retirement after 42 laps.

Frank Bird: “It was a frustrating way to end the season but sometimes things don’t go your way and it was disappointing to have to retire just as we were starting to claw back the lost time. But I have learned so much this year, it has been a great experience so thanks to everyone for their support, especially my dad and our sponsors. We are now looking at options for next season.”



Picture courtesy of Drew Gibson/Bentley Motorsport

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