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Cudlin confirmed for Sepang and Motegi rides

Thursday, 1, January 1970

Following the recent announcement regarding Damian Cudlin joining the PBM MotoGP team to contest both the recent Aragon and forthcoming Phillip Island rounds, the UK based team have now confirmed that the Australian rider will also compete in the upcoming Sepang and Motegi races.   read more »

Laverty aims to bounce back from Silverstone

Thursday, 1, January 1970

Michael Laverty had hoped to score points in his maiden British GP at Silverstone. Although the Northern Irish rookie was unable to do so, the PBM rider was mightily impressed with the weekend and now hopes for a turn in fortunes.

PBM to star in North Yorkshire chat show

Thursday, 1, January 1970

PBM, with MotoGP™ riders Yonny Hernandez and Michael Laverty (pictured), will be heading to the English county of Yorkshire later this month in order to take part in the annual ‘Night With The Stars’ chat show.

Laverty scores first points on PBM chassis

Thursday, 1, January 1970

Michael Laverty and PBM made their own piece of history in Jerez on Sunday, as the Northern Irish MotoGP™ rookie scored the first World Championship points for the team’s own-built bike.

Laverty pleased to see finish with PBM bike

Thursday, 1, January 1970

Northern Ireland’s Michael Laverty successfully finished his maiden MotoGP™ race in Qatar on Sunday, taking the PBM own-built bike to 17th position.

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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 also more recently in the World Superbike Championship. The Cumbrian outfit now embarks on its second season in the premier class of motorcycle racing after an up and down 2012, in which they struggled to get the bike competitive on a consistent basis. Having taken on the exciting Yonny Hernandez, the team is completed by Northern Irishman Michael Laverty, a vastly experienced racer at national level who is desperate to show his capabilities on the elite stage.


  • Paul Bird Team Principal
  • Phil Borley Team Director

Michael Laverty's Crew

  • Phil Borley Crew Chief
  • Daniel Swyer Chief Mechanic
  • Gary Reynders Mechanic
  • Glen Preece Tyre Technician

Yonny Hernandez' Crew

  • Fausto MartinezCrew Chief
  • Victor MorgadoChief Mechanic
  • Dave Parkes Mechanic
  • Steven KendallTyre Technician
  • Bike Info
  • Bike Aprilia ART
  • Engine V4 16 valve 4-stroke
  • Power 225 hp
  • Top Speed 330 km/h
  • Chassis ART Aluminium frame
  • Suspension
  • Front Öhlins inverted front forks
  • Rear Öhlins rear shock absorber
  • Brakes
  • Front Two 320mm carbon front discs with four-piston callipers (Brembo)
  • Rear Single stainless steel disc (Brembo)