Cumbrian racing driver Frank Bird produced two solid results in the opening rounds of the 2023 Asian Le Mans Series.

The Penrith driver produced a superb drive to see the German Haupt Racing team finish seventh in the first round.

The second round saw the team 15th as a fast start was followed by penalties.

Bird said he enjoyed the racing at the Dubai Autodrome. He said: "Both races were super fun to be in with fights going on all over the track.

"HRT prepared a great car but unfortunately in race two, some penalties cost us a better result.

"I’m looking forward to Abu Dhabi next weekend where hopefully we can use our experience from the first weekend and score two more solid finishes."

Bird was at the wheel of the team’s #6 Mercedes-AMG GT3 along with team-mates Arjun Maini from India and Frenchman Michael Blanchemain for the four-hour races.

In the first race, completing a total of 111 laps, Bird was quickest of the three-man team during his 30 laps at the wheel as they brought the car home in seventh.

He contributed 27 laps on the second race as the team came 15th.
This weekend's racing for the final two rounds takes place on the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi.