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Matthew Birt  says:

Michael Laverty to test Aprilia ART after Misano race

Michael Laverty will have the chance to compare the British-built PBM frame he has been racing in the 2013 MotoGP world championship against the Aprilia ART machine in a post race test at Misano next Monday. The Irish rider impressed when he rode an Aprilia ART in the opening winter test at Sepang in Malaysia in February before he switched to...

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saturn392

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saturn392 says:

Paul Bird

Say what you like about the man you have to give him credit for his passion for the sport.  Running a team in MotoGp is tough enough but running a top-level team in BSB simultaneously deserves due respect.

Good luck Birdy - hope Laverty can get among the regular points scorers next season

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AlexDAbomB69

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AlexDAbomB69 says:

do we

 know what engine frame combo pbm are using next year?

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toadhancocks

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toadhancocks says:

@saturn392

Saturn has anyone ever mentioned you look just like James Dean, mate it really is uncanny!!  job as a looky likey if the day job gets boring!

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saturn392

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saturn392 says:

No **** ToadHancocks

Hell's teeth and there was I thinking I looked like Clint Eastwood !  I'm depressed now - going for a pint !

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edmundolf

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edmundolf says:

PBM Frame

Never understoodwhy birdy decided to develop his own frame. Laverty went really well on the ART i think in pre season testing it was, so putting him on the PBM chassis always seemed an odd move to me and the results pretty much sum it up. Feel for Laverty this year. Good rider...deserves better. Maybe bird wants to keep it all british but using non british motors... how does that fit in? Cant see they'll ever get chassis up to speed against the big players. Even Aprilia who you could say are a lower tier benchmark  have been developing their bike and chassis for years not one season.Should have given Laverty the ART chassis and he'd have had a good chance of mixing it with the front CRT's and maybe even Esparago.

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Patsfalco

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Patsfalco says:

Frame development

With Bird developing his own chassis, he's future proofing himself. For instance, if he was to go for the Yamaha engine, he's got development work completed to some extent.

own engine and chassis would be the dream, I'm sure, and fair dues to PB for walking off the beaten path.

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Silverstone

 Off topic but I see Silverstone have sold land around the circuit for housing development. Thats short term gain long term pain. Watch those objections come pouring in from the new naighbours to the nasty noisy cicuit that they knew full well was there when the bought the houses!! 

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saturn392

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saturn392 says:

ivebeenthehero

re Silverstone - spot on - like the rich bloke who bought a big house in the country then complained because the local farmer's cockerel woke him up at 4 a.m.

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