VAN DER MARK BACK UP TO SPEED IN WORLDSBK AT MAGNY-COURS
Michael van der Mark (NED) from BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team made his comeback at Magny-Cours (FRA) this weekend after a lengthy injury-enforced break. Starting 15th, he came home twelfth in race one and 13th in the Superpole race. Van der Mark then crashed out of race two on Sunday afternoon, but is okay.
Michael van der Mark, BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team (SP: 15 / R01: 12 / SP Race: 13 / R02: DNF): “I am fully fine; it was a big crash but I am really disappointed because this morning in the Superpole race I had a good start and some nice battles. I was really enjoying it and I felt like I was coming back to my old speed. I was really happy being back fighting with the guys. For race two, we changed the bike a little bit. I had a really good start again and tried to catch up with the group and I lost the front in turn 14. Unfortunately that was the end. It was not the ideal end of the weekend, because this weekend was mainly for us to get back up to speed and get the feeling back and we were really going well so far. It was just a shame to end the weekend like that but now I am looking forward to Barcelona.”