The final round of the 2018 Formula Renault Eurocup Championship takes place at the Barcelona circuit this weekend with British driver Frank Bird aiming to end the season in style.
The Tech 1 Racing Team driver from Penrith will again be behind the wheel of the Paul Bird Motorsport, Be Wiser Insurance, Hager, Loco Energy Drink and Frank Bird Poultry-backed car as he goes in search of more points to add to his tally.
The 19-year-old Cumbrian has shown good form in many of the rounds whilst up against some of the best drivers in Europe this season and recently was at the sharp end when he tested an F3 car in Hungary.
Frank has raced at the Spanish track before and has enjoyed some success there in the past so with some much overdue good luck, he hopes to be challenging for a podium place for the French-based team he drives for.
Frank Bird: “It’s been a good season all things considered and I’m really looking forward to this weekend in Barcelona as it’s one of my favourite tracks. It should be even better as the track has recently been resurfaced and we are testing there the day before which should allow us to check it all out. I’m hoping to end the season with some good results to reward the team and our sponsors for their hard work and support this year and to say thanks to my family without whose help I couldn’t have achieved this.”
Meanwhile at Donington Park today, the Be Wiser Ducati pairing of John McGuinness and Martin Jessopp were testing the factory-backed Be Wiser Ducati Panigale Rs in readiness for next month’s Macau Grand Prix where they will contest the event for Paul Bird’s Penrith-based team.
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Note to Editors:
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)