Internet Porn Company to Sponsor Paul Bird Motorsports MotoGP TeamMon, 04 Mar 2013 00:00:00 -0800
Earlier this year, we reported on Dakar racer Hugo Payen and his X-rated sponsor, pornographer Marc Dourcel. Payen seems to have started a trend as British MotoGP team Paul Bird Motorsports has signed a sponsorship deal with erotic movie website MinxFlix.com.
The website will back PBM’s Michael Laverty and Yonny Hernandez who will ride on CRT machines featuring Aprilia V4 engines and its own proprietary chassis developed with builder GPMS. MinxFlix.com will also sponsor PBM’s British Superbike team of Shane “Shakey” Byrne and Keith Farmer on their Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R racebikes as well as team owner Paul Bird’s Ford Focus WRC07 rally car.
Laverty posted the 22nd fastest laptime at last week’s MotoGP test at Sepang with Hernandez 26th fastest at the Malaysian track, so the team has some work to do.
“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,” says Bird. “And now having some of the hottest talent around making up our grid team, it’s going to be an awesome year!”
As for his team’s new sponsor, Bird says his team did its research.
“The lads in the team have been tasked with checking out the MinxFlix.com offering and we can confirm it’s top quality!” says Bird.
It remains to be seen how competitive the PBM team will be. At the very least, they’ll have some popular brolly girls.
“Paul is a great character and we look forward to a long and successful partnership with him and the guys,” says Tom White of MinxFlix.com. “We’re looking forward to bringing some of our minxes to the grid line up.”
[Source: PBM UK]
By Dennis Chung
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