BMW MOTORRAD WORLDSBK TEAM ENDS MISANO WEEKEND WITH TENTH PLACE FOR MICHAEL VAN DER MARK
Sunday did not play out as hoped for the BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team at Misano. The best-placed rider in race two was Michael van der Mark (NED) in tenth place. In Sunday morning’s Superpole race Van der Mark consistently worked his way forward from 13th place, but then crashed out on the sixth lap. Michael started race two on Sunday afternoon from 14th place. He made gradual progress from lap two and crossed the finish line tenth after 21 laps.
“I think we should not be really happy with this result. In this morning’s Superpole race I made a mistake by myself. I entered T1 way too quick and then I lost it. It was a shame because we tried something on the bike and we didn’t know if it was better or not. In race two, I had a not so great start. I had problems at the start and then I gained some positions back but unfortunately we can be really consistent but we are just too slow. It’s difficult, but it is like this now. Soon we will be testing and hopefully we find some solutions.”