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.
Continuing to make the step up to international level is 21-year-old Frank Bird, who will be contesting 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 team’s Ford Focus WRC and selected outings in a Ford Fiesta R5.
Frank has gained experienced in both Ginetta Juniors as well as in in the MSA Formula Championship in the past and as well as being a regular points scorer in the Formula Renault Eurocup over recent seasons. Last year in his rookie season in GT racing, he impressed with a string of great results for Bentley meaning he is rapidly establishing himself as an accomplished GT driver with a victory in Dubai to his credit.
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 few seasons, he has gained the necessary experience to progress via European Championship single-seaters to a works-supported Bentley in GTs in his bid to hopefully end up in Formula One. This year he continues that path with Team WRT in a factory-supported Audi.
Frank also excels at other sports including soccer and cricket and is usually supported by his twin sister Jordan at events where he is competing. Once again in 2021, Frank will also be having further selected outings in the team’s Ford Focus WRC rally car too.
July 28/Aug 1
Endurance, Paul Ricard 1000km
Official Test, Spa-Francorchamps
Endurance, Spa 24 Hr
Sprint, Brands Hatch
2021 GT World Challenge Europe Cup Calendar
Keeping the family tradition and making sure she doesn’t get left out is Frank’s step-sister Lexi who, at just 12 years of age, is showing remarkable talent on both two wheels and four. She has experience of junior karting and is currently competing in junior motocross, just as her dad did.
Paul made it all the way to Grand Prix level in motocross and there’s no reason why his daughter can’t become the first female to race at the highest level.
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