Paul Bird, owner of British motorcycling’s most successful team, has died aged just 56. Motorcycling and Motorsport across the Channel is in shock due to the sudden death of Paul Bird. The owner of the most successful team in British Superbike and beyond leaves us at the age of 56 on 18 April, with multiple successes in the main road races and even some successes in MotoGP (among the CRTs) and World Superbike. THE DISAPPEARANCE OF BIRD After having been a Motocross rider himself, at the end of the 90s Paul Bird gave birth to PBM, acronym of Paul Bird Motorsport, soon becoming the reference reality of British motorcycling. In almost 30 years of history it has won 8 BSB titles, multiple claims at the TT, North West 200 and Macau Grand Prix. With his team, which has moved between Ducati, Honda and Kawasaki over the years, iconic names of the caliber of John McGuinness, Joey Dunlop, Shane Byrne, Scott Redding, Josh Brookes up to Tommy Bridewell and Glenn Irwin have raced and won, just with PBM Ducati currently 1st and 2nd in the BSB championship. THE EMPTINESS THAT PAUL BIRD LEAVES Mr. Bird was absent from the last two rounds of the British Superbike, with the news that he left the entire British Motorsport circus speechless. The family, starting with his son Frank (a GT driver supported by Mercedes-AMG), has asked for the utmost confidentiality regarding the circumstances of this untimely and painful death.