Following his recent races in the 2018 Formula Renault Eurocup Championship at the Hungaroring circuit, it was back to the track near Budapest last weekend for Frank Bird where he was impressive during testing in a leading Formula 3 car.
The 18-year-old Cumbrian-born driver originally from Penrith was driving the 2018 European F3 Championship-specification VW for the race-winning Motopark.com team where this season, British driver Dan Ticktum has been contesting the title for the team with Germany’s Mick Schumacher.
With decent weather conditions for the two-day test, Frank eased himself in on the first day before upping his speed on the second day, where both team and driver were highly satisfied with his progress.
Frank Bird: “It was fantastic to get into an F3 car and I’m really pleased with how it went. I spent some time on the first day adapting to the car and getting used to the Hankook tyres as opposed to the Michelins I normally use, as well as the additional power and downforce. I upped my speed on lap two and got closer to the times set by my team-mate Dan Ticktum, who is challenging for the title this year, so we were happy with how it went. Now I want to concentrate on the final round of the Formula Renault series at Barcelona later this month which is one of my favourite tracks.”
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Paul Bird Motorsport (PBM) are 10 times British Champions and winners of over 180 races in British Superbike Championship, MotoGP CRT, World Superbike Championship, 125cc, 250cc, Supersport British Championships, Superstock National Championships, Isle of Man TT, North West 200, Daytona, Macau GP, and British domestic races. Points scorers in 125cc, 250cc and 500cc GPs. Points scorers in World Supersport, podium finishers in WSB, Superpole winners in World Superbike. They are based at Langwathby near Penrith in Cumbria.
FRANK BIRD – PROFILE
Name: Frank Bird
Born: 20th August 1999 in Carlisle (Great Britain)
Height/Weight:1m 79, 62 kg
2015: Ginetta Junior
2016: British F4 Championship
2017: Formula Renault Eurocup, Formula Renault NEC
2018: 24 Hours of Dubaï – Winner in A2 class
TECH 1 RACING – TRACK RECORD
Eurocup Mégane Trophy (2006, 2007 & 2008)
Formula Renault 3.5 Series (2007, 2008, 2010 & 2012)
Formula Renault Eurocup (2010 & 2013)
Formula Renault Alps (2011 & 2012)
Formula Renault 3.5 Series (Álvaro Parente – 2007)
Eurocup Mégane Trophy (Pedro Petiz – 2007)
Formula Renault Alps (Javier Tarancón – 2011)
Formula Renault Eurocup (Pierre Gasly – 2013)
Runner-up Teams’ Championships
Formula Renault Eurocup (2016)
Runner-up Drivers’ Championships
Eurocup Mégane Trophy (Matthieu Lahaye – 2006, Dimitri Enjalbert – 2007)
Formula Renault 3.5 Series (Julien Jousse – 2008, Daniel Ricciardo – 2010, Jules Bianchi – 2012)
Formule Renault Eurocup (Dorian Boccolacci – 2016)