Adult movie channel backing for Michael Laverty and Shane Byrne

Published: 04 March 2013

Michael Laverty’s rookie MotoGP campaign and Shane Byrne’s bid for a record fourth BSB title will be backed by an adult movie channel in 2013. has signed a sponsorship deal with the Paul Bird Motorsport squad that will run Irishman Laverty and Colombian Yonny Hernandez in a two-rider MotoGP effort this year.

The erotic movie subscription channel will also support triple BSB champion Byrne and Keith Farmer in the Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki squad.

Bird said: "I'm so excited about this deal it's unreal. These are historic times for us at PBM UK what with wheeling out our own, self-built MotoGP machine as well as Shakey looking to become the most successful rider in BSB history.

And now having some of the hottest talent around making up our grid team, it's going to be an awesome year. The lads in the team have been tasked with checking out the offering and we can confirm it's top quality!”

Tom White of  "Everyone at is pleased to be associated with such a great motorsport team as PBM UK. Paul is a great character and we look forward to a long and successful partnership with him and the guys.

We're looking forward to bringing some of our minxes to the grid line up. offers great movies for grown-ups, one monthly fee, unlimited access, and no long-term contracts. We look forward to bringing a little extra excitement to motorsport fans.”

Laverty made his debut on the new British-built PBM chassis in the second Sepang test in Malaysia last week. See the March 6 issue of Motor Cycle News for the full story on how he got on.