Paul Bird Motorsport has confirmed that Michael Laverty and Yonny Hernandez will ride for them in the MotoGP CRT class for the 2013 season. The two riders will contest the competition aboard a brand new machine and with a whole new colour scheme.
Both riders have plenty of racing experience under their belts, with Hernandez having raced in both Moto2 and, last season, MotoGP. Laverty is the former 2004 British Supersport champion, where he raced for Paul Bird, before moving to British Superbikes. Michael said;
‘I’m really excited, I’d like to thank Paul Bird and the guys at PBMUK for giving me this opportunity, I will be riding an Aprilia powered PBM machine with the new chassis and control electronics..It’s going to be an interesting season with a lot to learn but I’m really up for the challenge.’