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After the joy of his double podium at Nurburging earlier this month, Cumbrian racing driver Frank Bird was left feeling disappointed following a difficult weekend at round five of the ADAC GT Masters Series which was held at Lausitzring as part of the DEKRA-sponsored Family and Friends Festival weekend. Read More »

Following on from his top five finish in the previous round at Zandvoort in The Netherlands,Frank Bird Cumbrian racing driver Frank Bird was on top form in round four of the ADAC GT Masters Series where he came away with a double podium from the Nurburgring in Germany.

Driving for MANN-FILTER Team LANDGRAF, Penrith-born Frank once again teamed up with 18-year-old Finnish driver Elias Seppanen for the two races in the Frank Bird Poultry Ltd-backed Mercedes AMG-GT3. Read More »

Britain’s Frank Bird was in scintillating form once again as he took part in the 74th running of the famous TotalEnergies 24 Hours of Spa but despite leading the race at one point, the Cumbrian along with teammates Jannes Fittje from Germany, Jordan Love from Australia, and Swiss driver Alain Valente, had to retire after 16 hours of competition. Read More »

The legendary Belgian venue of Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps will see the 74th running of the famous TotalEnergies 24 Hours of Spa this forthcoming weekend with Cumbrian driver Frank Bird set to contest the event for the Haupt Racing Team.

Penrith-born Frank will contest the Silver Cup category as part of a three-car entry for the German team and will be at the wheel of the #4 Haupt Racing Team Mercedes-AMG GT3 with three other drivers sharing the stints over the 24 hours.

Bird will be joined by German Jannes Fittje, Jordan Love from Australia and Swiss driver Alain Valente. Frank has already seen action for the Haupt Racing Team this year as together with Love, he made a guest appearance at the International GT Open weekend in Spa, where they finished runner-up. Read More »

Oulton Park’s Historic Gold Cup returns for three sublime days of motorsport nostalgia on 29-31 July and there is still time to secure discounted advance tickets from just £22 in advance.

This year’s revamped line-up includes a full grid from the Historic Grand Prix Car Association, with more than 30 classic F1 machines from the 1950s and ’60s expected to appear. This will include machinery from Cooper, Brabham and Lotus, as well as an example of the Maserati 250F which raced successfully in the early Gold Cup events of the mid-‘50s.
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Other highlights of the updated programme will include new additions from Masters Historic Racing, the Classic Sports Car Club, the Vintage Sports-Car Club and the Historic Racing Drivers Club. All on-track activity will be overseen by the Historic Sports Car Club, which will also offer up a range of its popular championships and series. Read More »

Zandvoort in The Netherlands was the desitination for round three of the ADAC GT Masters Series Frank Birdwhere once again Cumbrian racing driver Frank Bird was in action and came away with a top five placing.

Driving for MANN-FILTER Team LANDGRAF, Penrith-born Frank once again teamed up with 18-year-old Finnish driver Elias Seppanen for the two races in the Frank Bird Poultry Ltd-backed Mercedes AMG-GT3. Read More »

Oulton Park’s signature Historic Gold Cup returns on a new peak summer date with three days of glorious automotive nostalgia on 29-31 July. Tickets for this year’s event are available in advance now from £22 with free entry for under-13s.

Visitors to this year’s meeting will revel in a significantly refreshed on-track line-up celebrating motor racing history, with competitive action overseen by the Historic Sports Car Club. The meeting will feature special guest categories too, including from Masters Historic Racing, the Classic Sports Car Club, the Vintage Sports-Car Club, the Historic Racing Drivers Club and the Historic Grand Prix Car Association. Read More »

Haupt Racing Team were in action at the weekend with Frank Bird and teammate Jordan Love contesting the International GT Open at the iconic Circuit de Spa-Franchorchamps where they came away with a superb podium finish.

The German team were making their first appearance in the International GT Open with Cumbrian-born Bird and Australian Love at the wheel of the BILSTEIN Mercedes-AMG GT3. Read More »

Cumbrian racing driver Frank Bird returned to race action at the weekend where he contested round Frank Birdtwo of the ADAC GT Masters series at the Red Bull Ring in Austria but after a promising start to the event, he left disappointed.

Driving for MANN-FILTER Team LANDGRAF, Penrith-born Frank once again teamed up with 18-year-old Finnish driver Elias Seppanen for the two races in the Frank Bird Poultry Ltd-backed Mercedes AMG-GT3.

Having raced at the circuit near Spielberg previously, Frank, who was a two-times winner in the GT World Challenge Europe last year, was confident of improving on his results at the previous round at Oschersleben in Germany last month. Read More »

Further to the announcement earlier this week that Cumbrian racing driver Frank Bird would be contesting the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS Endurance Cup in 2022 after signing for German team Leipert Motorsport.

After further discussions with the team, and due consideration of all the factors, it has now been decided by Paul Bird Motorsport Ltd (PBM) that Frank will not be joining Leipert Motorsport and is now looking at other options.

Paul Bird, Team Owner, PBM Ltd: “We have decided to pursue other opportunities for this season. Things just didn’t fall into place as we’d hoped and expected and despite some assurances, we feel we cannot commit to this project at this time. It is vitally important we make the correct decisions at this stage of Frank’s career so we will now consider which options to take this season.”