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The Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Official Team with Rizla aims to make further improvements to its performance at the fifth round of the FIM Superbike World Championship at MotorLand Aragón this weekend.


In previous years, the Spanish circuit has been a challenging one for the Pata Yamaha riders and team, so for Michael van der Mark to score his maiden podium at the venue last Sunday with third place in the Tissot Superpole Race was a positive and significant step forward.


Expectations have run high in 2020 for the Official Yamaha squad, with podium and race-winning performance clearly demonstrated in the opening three rounds of the WorldSBK championship.


As the first ever back-to-back round at the same venue, all teams are anticipated to find another step forward in the coming days and deliver the close, exciting racing that WorldSBK is known for.


Michael van der Mark: “I’m looking forward to this weekend again – last weekend was really positive, we made some big progress over the previous years but we were just missing a bit of pace especially over the second part of the race. We have a lot of ideas for this weekend to try on the bike, and the weather will be a little bit warmer than last week so it might be harder to keep the pace, but I’m pretty sure we’ve got some good ideas to fix it. I’m really looking forward to starting on Friday morning when we can start trying those ideas in Free Practice.”