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After a 2015 REIS-RAVENOL BTRDA Rally Championship season devoid of luck in recent rounds, Cumbrian rally driver Paul Bird returned to his winning ways by claiming victory on today’s Nicky Grist Stages Rally for a second successive year and in doing so, thrust himself back into contention for the title.Birdy_NG11 Read More »

Langwathby rally driver Paul Bird’s incredible run of bad luck this season continued when his hopes of a third victory at Sol Rally Barbados were dashed when a spin late on cost him the win.Bird_Barbados15 Read More »

Bird Manx15aLangwathby rally driver Paul Bird looked set to claim a fourth victory on the IMGold Manx National Rally this weekend after leading from the start but for a second year in succession, his hopes were dashed just three stages from home.

Driving the Mac Tools, Hager, Frank Bird Poultry-backed, Pirelli-shod and Dom Buckley Motorsport-prepared Ford Focus WRC07, Bird along with Welsh co driver Aled Davies was on course to follow up his victories in 2009, 2010 and 2013 and in doing so, avenge the big crash he suffered when well in command last year. Read More »

PB_SomersetCumbrian rally driver Paul Bird’s hopes of maintaining his lead in the 2015 REIS-RAVENOL BTRDA Rally Championship suffered a blow when he was forced out of today’s Somerset Stages Rally after just two stages.

Following victory on the season opener Wyedean Stages Rally in February which he followed up with a second place on his local Malcolm Wilson Rally last month, the Langwathby driver made the long trip south to continue his assault on the title he narrowly missed out on last year. Read More »

Bird_MWRally1Cumbrian rally driver Paul Bird’s hopes of a record-breaking fifth win on his local Malcolm Wilson Rally today were denied when well in command of the second round of the 2015 REIS-RAVENOL BTRDA Rally Championship based in the Lake District.

Having equalled fellow Cumbrian Bill Dobie’s long standing record of four outright victories on the event following his win last year, Bird from Langwathby, along with Welsh co driver Aled Davies, were hoping to add to their winning start to the season in the Frank Bird Poultry, Fuchs Titan Race, Hager and Mac Tools-backed Ford Focus WRC07. Read More »

Bird Wyedean15aCumbrian rally driver Paul Bird got his 2015 BTRDA Rally Championship campaign underway in the best possible fashion by taking a comprehensive victory in the Forest of Dean on today’s Weir Engineering Wyedean Forest Rally.

Fresh from last weekend’s victory on the Legend Fires North West Stages Rally, the 2005 ANCRO National Champion was back in action in the woods for the first time in three months and competing for only the third time on the Chepstow based event whereby the previous two visits heralded runner-up spot on both occasions. Read More »

Bird_NWStages_ChicanemediaCumbrian driver Paul Bird made it three wins in as many years when he emphatically defended his Legend Fires North West Stages Rally crown, taking the victory by over two minutes and adding to his 2013 and 2014 victories on the Blackpool-based event. Read More »

Bird-1-GrizedaleAfter losing out within sight of the finish when leading for the past two years, Cumbrian rally driver Paul Bird finally overcame his recent jinx by winning this weekend’s Coppermines Grizedale Stages Rally in his native Lake District.

But the day wasn’t without incident as the British Superbike team boss from Langwathby near Penrith was suffering with a heavy cold after returning from last weekend’s victory at the Macau Grand Prix and an altercation with a wayward spectator’s vehicle en route to the final stage start in the forest complex also hampered his bid. Read More »

Bird_Cambrian14aCumbrian rally driver Paul Bird’s bid for the 2014 REIS BTRDA Rally Series fell painfully short as he missed out on the title by the narrowest of margins following this weekend’s Cambrian Rally.

Needing to beat title rival Steve Perez to guarantee his second national title, the Langwathby driver claimed third place on the final round, 12 seconds adrift of Perez in second leaving them both tied on points. Read More »

R11 MCE British Superbikes Silverstone GPRapid Solicitors Kawasaki rider Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne and PBM team boss Paul Bird head into this weekend with different agendas but the same important goal, and that’s to try to win their respective championships.

Triple MCE BSB champion Byrne, from Sittingbourne in Kent, will be at Brands Hatch for the thrilling finale of the 2014 MCE British Superbike Championship, whereby he leads arch rival Ryuichi Kiyonari by 12 points with three races remaining. Read More »