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First points of 2014 for Laverty

Thursday, 1, January 1970

Round ten of the MotoGP™ World Championship at Indianapolis Motor Speedway saw Michael Laverty score points for the first time in 2014. read more »

Early mistake eventually proves beneficial for Parkes

Thursday, 1, January 1970

An early problem saw Broc Parkes (Paul Bird Motorsport) start the Iveco Daily TT Assen on slick tyres, despite the rain.

Laverty denied a point on final lap

Thursday, 1, January 1970

The second round of the 2014™ MotoGP World Championship at the Circuit of the Americas saw PBM rider Michael Laverty just miss out on a point as he finished 16th.

Point for Parkes on premier class debut

Thursday, 1, January 1970

Paul Bird Motorsport rider Broc Parkes scored a point in 15th on his premier class Grand Prix debut, with teammate Michael Laverty following him home in 16th at Losail.  

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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 third season in the premier class of motorcycle racing after an up and down couple of years, in which they struggled to get the bike competitive on a consistent basis. The team is spearheaded by Northern Irishman Michael Laverty with Australian newcomer Broc Parkes coming in alongside him.

Team Management

  • Paul BirdTeam Principal
  • Phil BorleyTechnical Director

Michael Laverty Crew

  • Phil BorleyCrew Chief
  • Victor MorgadoMechanic
  • William MeyersMechanic
  • Glen PreeceTyre Technician

Broc Parkes Crew

  • Tom LarsenCrew Chief
  • Dave ParkesMechanic
  • Tom HarrisonMechanic
  • Bike Info
  • Engine Aprilia 1000cc, V4 16 valve
  • Power Over 220 hp
  • Top Speed 330 km/h
  • Chassis PBM Twin-spar aluminium
  • Bike PBM
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  • Suspension
  • Front Öhlins inverted front forks
  • Rear Öhlins rear shock absorber
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  • Brakes
  • Front Two 320mm carbon front discs with four-piston callipers (Brembo)
  • Rear Single stainless steel disc (Brembo)
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