VAN DER MARK READY TO TURN UP THE HEAT IN THAILAND
Pata Yamaha WorldSBK rider Michael van der Mark head to Thailand this weekend, for round two of the 2019 FIM Superbike World Championship, determined to build on the strong start he made to the season last time out in Australia. Van der Mark and team mate Alex Lowes are both looking forward to returning to the Chang International Circuit in Buriram where, just 12 months ago, the two Pata Yamaha riders claimed their first podium finishes of the 2018 season, with van der Mark finishing second and Lowes third. Van der Mark lies fifth in the standings, just a single point behind his Pata Yamaha teammate, having also finished all three races in Australia inside the top five.
Michael van der Mark – Pata Yamaha WorldSBK: “I’m looking forward to the race weekend in Thailand. I was second in race two last year, with Alex also on the podium, so I’m happy to come back to Thailand again. It’s a completely different track to Phillip Island, but it’s one I always enjoying riding at, especially in front of the passionate and enthusiastic Thai fans. The weather forecast is promising hot weather for the weekend, which adds to the challenge for both the riders and the crew as we work to set up the bike, but I like it a lot when it’s hot!”