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Matthew Birt  says:

Byrne, Hill and Lowes in contention for Paul Bird MotoGP ride

British superbike title contenders Shane Byrne and Tommy Hill and rising World Supersport star Sam Lowes are all leading candidates to move to MotoGP in Paul Bird’s all-British squad next season. Bird’s plan to expand to a two-rider effort in 2013 has been approved by MotoGP bosses and he will go ahead with running one Aprilia ART machine again. The second bike...

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Nov 03

Posts: 2185

saturn392 says:


An optimistic post.   I think we should look forward to 2014 with renewed enthusiasm and hope that the return of Suzuki and a competitive Ducati will go some way to restoring the glory years of MotoGP.   As far as 2013 goes I almost can't be asked to watch the remaining 5 races as barring accidents it's already sewn up.  Yes anything can happen but it doesn't look good.

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Sheene Fan7


Mar 03

Posts: 249

Sheene Fan7 says:

stick hill on it he's wasting his best years in BSB

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Dec 08

Posts: 1291

boybilly1967 says:

Ellison has been doing Ok considering.

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Aug 02

Posts: 29


!! Dont do it Guys !!

Sounds like a bad move to me, why would you want to go from been top dogs in BSB or maybe Front runners in WSB to making up the numbers in the CRT class in Moto GP.

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Dec 08

Posts: 1975

thestig08 says:


Circulating Round Track,Pointless How can anyone show any capability on this tat,worse still Birdys tat,Shakey nice bloke good rider but not at the right time of his career and he has had his spell in moto gp,Tommy Hill, well a decent bsb rider poss wsb but a future in moto gp no way,Sam Lowes young, keen, fast and needs to get out of world Supersport,If this was a decent offer for motogp then maybe, but to go into this team would send him into freefall,This is just like a boxer taking a fight he can't win, at best go the distance.avoid like the plague

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Sep 11

Posts: 402

jollyboy says:

Since when was Paul Bird capable of designing a chassis? You mean he's paid somebody else to design it for him. It isn't Bird's own design.

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May 09

Posts: 881

CH987 says:

From the PBMUK website 

Being the only all-British team in MotoGP, the ambitious and patriotic concept is to build an all-British machine to compete against the world’s best in the premier World Championship. For their debut season in 2012, the PBMUK team will compete with a modified version of the Italian Aprilia RSV-4 in the Claiming Rules Team (CRT) division but starting in 2013, with a two rider team, the first versions of an all-British machine will start to be tested with a view to the machines competing in MotoGP2014.

Depends whether you're an optimist or a pessimist

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Aug 10

Posts: 288

vtwinmark says:

I Think Lowes should concentrate on learning to ride a 600 road bike properly  first.....and Byrne the top of his wish list??

Can't see the potential in filling the grid with average riders on slow bikes..

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Sep 11

Posts: 2289

YamahaGYTR says:

I agree a very bad move for the riders involved CRT sucks.

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Jun 11

Posts: 942

Moaner says:

CRT may well "suck"...... But...

It is the future of MotoGP (or should i say Moto1) as i am lead to believe... What i think "Sucks" is the pool of so called talent that Paul Bird is fishing in....  CRT's Need better quaility riders to push the development of these bikes forward for the future....  Just my opinion though...

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