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  • Penultimate event of the 2022 FIM Superbike World Championship this weekend in Mandalika, Indonesia.
  • Season finale in Phillip Island, Australia, just one week later.
  • Marc Bongers: “We are looking forward to the final push of the season at two special racetracks”.


The 2022 season in the FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) draws to a close with two back-to-back overseas events for BMW Motorrad Motorsport. This weekend (11th to 13th November), the BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team and the Bonovo action BMW Racing Team line up with BMW factory riders Michael van der Mark (NED), Scott Redding (GBR), Loris Baz (FRA) and Eugene Laverty (IRL) in Mandalika, on the Indonesian holiday island of Lombok. They then head to Phillip Island in Australia the following weekend (18th to 20th November) for the season finale.


Mandalika International Street Circuit opened last year and this season hosts WorldSBK for the second time. When the series made its debut here in 2021, Van der Mark finished third on his BMW M 1000 RR for the BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team in the main race on the Sunday.


Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit is a regular on the WorldSBK calendar. However, the coronavirus pandemic means the world championship last lined up there at the start of the 2020 season. It now returns to the track in southern Australia, which is extremely popular among all the riders and teams.


Michael van der Mark, BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team: “We are already heading into the last two races of the season. Of course, my season did not go as planned but since my comeback, it went really quick. We have two amazing events for the last two rounds of the season. Indonesia, where I had some really good results last year and then, after that, we go to Australia. Phillip Island is a track I think everyone missed and I love to ride there, and I also love to ride in Indonesia. We were getting better step by step in Argentina so the goal is to maintain the progress, to finish the season as best we can, and get everything ready for the next season.”