News 10 Oct 2019

Van der Mark ‘in a nice flow’ as Argentina WorldSBK looms

Pata Yamaha contender hopeful of maintaining momentum this weekend.

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Pata Yamaha’s Michael van der Mark says he’s currently ‘in a nice flow’ as the penultimate round of the Motul FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) looms this weekend, something he hopes to continue in Argentina.

The Dutchman sits fourth in the championship standings, five points behind departing teammate Alex Lowes, with third position the only spot on the championship podium that’s not yet decided.

“I really enjoy going to Argentina,” said van der Mark. “Last year was a difficult race for us but I’m pretty sure that it will be a lot better this year given the progress we’ve made.

Our whole package has improved so I’m confident we will have another strong weekend Circuito San Juan Villicum in San Juan this weekend. We are in a really nice flow at the moment, so my goal is to once again be fighting for the top positions in the penultimate round of the season.”

Van der Mark is set to remain with the factory Yamaha squad in 2020, while Lowes’ future remains uncertain after being replaced by Toprak Razgatlioglu.

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