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Team Parker Racing is set to resume action in the GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup as it tackles the daunting 24 Hours of Spa over this forthcoming late autumnal weekend of (October 22-25).

Despite bad luck at the opening two rounds of the season, with brake failure at Imola and unnecessary damage from a rival behind the Safety Car at the Nürburgring, Bentley Motorsport Academy members Frank Bird from Penrith and teammates Nicolai Kjærgaard, and Euan McKay remain upbeat about their chances at the marquee event after the official two-day test at the circuit in September. Read More »

Team Parker Racing travelled to the Nürburgring with its Bentley Continental GT3 for round two of the GT World Challenge Endurance Cup at the weekend (September 4-6), but contact from another car in the opening laps cost any chance of a good result. Read More »

In what has got to be his best performance to date in his fledgling rally career, Penrith-born driver Frank Bird took a remarkable victory on today’s M-Sport Stages Rally. Read More »

Team Parker Racing opened the GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup season in Italy at the weekend (July 24-26), but unfortunately some bad luck cost the team a shot at silverware.

Despite the best efforts of Bentley Motorsport Academy drivers Frank Bird, Nicolai Kjærgaard, and Euan McKay, a brake issue in the second hour of the race put paid to the team’s chances after it had been running as high as third place in the Silver Cup. Read More »

After a pause of more than four months, Team Parker Racing is set to open the GT World Challenge Europe season as it travels to Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari in Italy for round one of the series’ Endurance Cup with its Bentley Continental GT3 this weekend (July 25-26). Read More »

Following the disappointment of retiring whilst leading the Lee Holland Memorial Rally at Anglesey two weeks ago, Penrith-born racing driver Frank Bird made sure he got back to winning ways immediately by taking a comprehensive victory on today’s LDV Donington Park Rally. Read More »

Frank Bird & Jack Morton (Focus WRC) followed up their 2019 success on the Donignton Rally by retaining it in 2020. They were fastest on all 7 stages and took victory by almost 3 minutes from Ian Woodhouse & Paul Rowland (Escort MkII). Woodhouse had an advantage of almost 50s going in to the final pair of stages and understandably backed off still finishing over 20s clear of Barry Morris & Tom Hutchings (Darrian T90 GTR+). Morris had been in a tight battle with Peter Smith & Patrick Walsh (Fiesta R5) and was 1s behind with a stage to go, eventually coming out on top by 3s. Read More »

All good things come to an end, they say, and following five successive victories, Penrith-born racing driver Frank Bird saw his winning streak concluded when he retired from today’s Lee Holland Memorial Rally at Anglesey.

The event formed the penultimate round of the 2019/2020 Motorsport News Circuit Rally Championship with MSVR whereby the 20-year-old Cumbrian, along with Hexham co-driver Jack Morton, were still in with an outside chance of the title going into the event. Read More »

Storm Dennis was battering the rest of the country but East Anglia avoided most fo the rain and only got the winds. It was not enough to halt Frank Bird & Jack Morton (Focus WRC) from their 5th consecutive win and a clean sweep of fastest stage times too. They took victory by almost two and a half minutes from Barry Morris & Tom Hutchings (Darrian T90 GTR+). Morris had briefly come under pressure for 2nd place but they held off Paul Smith & Dale Bowen (Fiesta R5) who were 47s behind in 3rd overall, including a 10s penalty incurred on stage 3. Read More »

On only his second ever competitive drive in a rally car, Penrith-born driver Frank Bird followed Frank Birdup a stunning performance on his stage rally debut at Donington Park two weeks ago with a fantastic outright victory on today’s Tilemaster Adhesives Lee Holland Memorial Rally 2019 at Anglesey. Read More »