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The special relationship between Team WRT and the track of Misano was yet again confirmed in the third round of the Fanatec GT World Cup Europe Sprint Cup when Cumbrian driver Frank Bird was part of the victorious winning team.

The 21-year-old from Penrith partnered Japanese driver Ryuichiro Tomita to the win in the second of this weekend’s Silver Cup races in the Audi R8 LMS to record their first victory of the season after a string of podiums. Read More »

This weekend sees the traditional mid-summer visit of the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS at Misano whereby the popular Adriatic resort in Italy hosts the third round of the Sprint Cup.

Unlike previous years, there is no night race meaning Team WRT have entered its three Audi R8 LMS with their regular line-ups, including Cumbrian driver Frank Bird. Read More »

It was a positive weekend at Zandvoort for both Team WRT and Penrith driver Frank Bird in the second round of the Fanatec GT World Cup Europe powered by AWS Sprint Cup, as they took a double podium in the Silver Cup.

The 21-year-old Cumbrian and Japanese teammate Ryuichiro Tomita followed up a superb third place in yesterday’s opening one-hour race with another superb effort to claim third place in today’s race in the factory-supported Audi R8 LMS. Read More »

With summer breaking out in Northern Europe, the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS is back this weekend with the second round of the Sprint Cup which takes place at the popular resort of Zandvoort. Read More »

Frank Bird’s hopes of another strong showing in the Fanatec GT World Endurance Cup Europe powered by AWS were scuppered early when a rival’s spinning car caused damage to the Team WRT Audi R8 LMS and put the Cumbrian and his two teammates out of the race. Read More »

The forthcoming May Bank Holiday weekend is going to be a very busy one for Cumbrian driver Frank Bird who will be in action in both France and the UK in two different disciplines for the 21 year old from Penrith.

Starting on Friday with the Circuit Paul Ricard 1000km, Bird will be part of an ultra-competitive 47-car field who will contest round three of the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS in the Team WRT Audi R8 LMS GT3 which he will share with teammates Ryuichiro Tomita and Valdemar Eriksen. Read More »

The Fanatec GT World Cup Europe powered by AWS Sprint Cup took place this weekend with a double-header race at the French track of Magny Cours where Cumbrian driver Frank Bird suffered mixed fortunes in the Team WRT Audi R8 LMS. Read More »

A week after his GT race success in Monza, it was back to rally action for Penrith-born driver Frank Bird this weekend where he was contesting round two of the COVID-19 delayed 2020/2021 Motorsport News Circuit Rally Championship with MSVR.

The 2021 Snetterton Stages Rally was based at the Norfolk racetrack and after winning the opening round at Donington Park in December, the 21-year-old Cumbrian, along with Maryport-based co-driver Jack Morton were hoping to repeat the feat to continue their remarkable run of form. Read More »

After the 3rd UK Lockdown motorsport restarted in mid April and our first trip out was to Snetterton for the 2nd round of the Motorsport News Circuit Rally Championship. There was a stellar entry and heading them up were 2020 Snetterton Stages winners Frank Bird & Jack Morton, in their Fiesta Rally2 (R5 MkII). They were up against it though as BRC regulars and WRC2 competitors Rhys Yates & James Morgan (Fiesta Rally2) were 2nd on the road. Yates took the first 4 stages to lead by 15s at the lunch break. Bird came out fighting and took stage 5 before Yates took stages 6 & 7. On the final stage Bird went fastest but Yates took victory by 14s, as the pair were evenly matched through the afternoon. Read More »

Cumbrian driver Frank Bird kicked off the season with a fine fourth place in the Silver Cup class at Monza when the opening round of the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS commenced with three-hour race for the Endurance Cup.

The legendary Italian track is notoriously not the most favourable for the Audi R8 LMS, but the three cars of the Belgian squad showed good pace in practice, qualifying and also in the newly inaugurated SIM racing class. Read More »