TOP 6 RESULT FOR MICHAEL VAN DER MARK IN SATURDAY’S RACE AT SAN JUAN
The first race of the FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) Argentina round ended with a top six result for the BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team. Michael van der Mark (NED) completed race one at the ‘Circuito San Juan Villicum’ (ARG) in sixth place with his BMW M 1000 RR.
In Superpole on Saturday morning, van der Mark qualified seventh. At the start, Michael shortly fell back but soon was back to seventh. Van der Mark closed the gap to the top six and claimed sixth spot on lap eleven, and that was the position he was in when taking the chequered flag after 21 laps.
Michael van der Mark: “We have made a big step forward this morning in FP3 compared to yesterday. I was happier with the bike. We made a small change during the session and it was alright. Superpole was quite good; starting seventh on the grid was okay. I did not have a great start, but got into a rhythm and passed some guys. It was a long and a bit of a boring race. I had some small battles but had some limitations trying to pass people but in the end I think sixth isn’t that bad. Now we have to find some small improvements on the bike and we will be fine tomorrow.”