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American disappointment for Ellison

Thursday, 1, January 1970

Britain's James Ellison saw his successful run of four consecutive points scoring rides come to an abrupt halt when he crashed out of round ten of the MotoGP World Championship at Mazda Laguna Seca last weekend. read more »

Battered Ellison in the points again

Thursday, 1, January 1970

PBMUK rider James Ellison rode through the pain barrier to claim his second successive 14th place MotoGP finish and in doing so added to his World Championship points tally at today's Dutch TT at Assen.

Paul Bird Motorsport to contest with own chassis in 2013

Thursday, 1, January 1970

Paul Bird Motorsport has confirmed it will contest the 2013 MotoGP™ championship in the CRT class with its own chassis.

Ellison surges to maiden top-CRT spot

Thursday, 1, January 1970

Following a speculation-ridden build up to the French Grand Prix, James Ellison put any qualms behind him with an excellent ride to finish top CTR in 11th and score his first points for the British team.

Ellison confirmed at PBM, Byrne and Easton nominated as test riders

Thursday, 1, January 1970

Following recent speculation regarding James Ellison's participation in the 2012 MotoGP World Championship, the Paul Bird Motorsport Team (PBM UK) wishes to clarify that James will continue to race the CRT-specification Aprilia ART starting with the French Grand Prix at Le Mans on May 20th.

Ellison denied first points by mechanical issue

Thursday, 1, January 1970

PBM UK rider James Ellison saw his and his team's hopes of an encouraging result dashed when he was forced to retire from today's Spanish GP at Jerez less than two laps from the finish.

Optimistic Ellison seeking Jerez improvements

Thursday, 1, January 1970

PBM UK´s British MotoGP™ entry in the CRT class has had it anything but easy since his return to the premier class, but James Ellison has his sights firmly set on a marked improvement this time out in Jerez.

Ellison pleased with "positive" weekend

Thursday, 1, January 1970

Britain's James Ellison got the Paul Bird Motorsport Team's latest venture underway with a solid finish in round one of the MotoGP World Championship in Qatar.

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Paul Bird Motorsport Information:

Paul Bird’s team have been regular campaigners at national level in the UK for many seasons on track and on the roads, and for the last four years in the World Superbike Championship. The Cumbrian outfit now takes its first steps in the premier class of motorcycle racing with the ART machine and joining them on this new adventure is a rider with previous MotoGP experience in James Ellison, who raced for WCM and Tech3 Yamaha in 2005 and 2006 respectively.

Team Management

  • Paul BirdTeam Principal
  • Paul RisbridgerTeam Manager

James Ellison Crew

  • Mick ShanleyCrew Chief
  • Phil BorleyTrack Engineer
  • Dave ParksMechanic
  • Dan SwyerMechanic
  • Steve KendallMechanic
  • Glen PreeceAdvisor
  • Bike Info
  • Bike ART
  • Engine 65 V4 999cc
  • Power Over 220hp
  • Top Speed Over 330 km/h
  • Chassis Aluminium ART
  • Dry weight 162kg
  • Suspension
  • Front Inverted fork (Öhlins)
  • Rear Rear shock (Öhlins)
  • Brakes
  • Front Two 320mm carbon discs (Brembo)
  • Rear Steel disc (Brembo)