Michael van der Mark

Michael van der Mark

1992-10-26 (age 28)


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Van der Mark: Dry-weather BMW win would be "real story"

Michael van der Mark has downplayed the significance of scoring BMW's first World Superbike race win for eight years, saying a dry-weather victory for the marque would be the "real story".

Yamaha: Van der Mark made "wrong decision" to join BMW

Yamaha believes Michael van der Mark made the “wrong decision” to leave the Japanese manufacturer and join BMW for the 2021 World Superbike season.

BMW signs van der Mark for 2021 WSBK season

The BMW World Superbike team has announced it has signed current Yamaha rider Michael van der Mark for the 2021 season.

Van der Mark to leave Yamaha WSBK squad after 2020

Yamaha has announced that Michael van der Mark will be departing its factory World Superbike outfit at the conclusion of the 2020 season.

Razgatlioglu feeling "incredible" aboard Yamaha

World Superbike race winner Toprak Razgatlioglu says he is “feeling incredible” on the Yamaha he’ll race in 2020 following this week's Portimao pre-season test.

Magny-Cours WSBK: Van der Mark quickest in wet practice

Yamaha World Superbike rider Michael van der Mark led a wet Friday practice for the French round, while title contenders Jonathan Rea and Alvaro Bautista suffered crashes.

Morbidelli joins van der Mark, Syahrin for Sepang 8 Hours

Petronas Yamaha MotoGP rider Franco Morbidelli will contest the inaugural running of Sepang 8 Hours in December this year alongside Michael van der Mark and Hafizh Syahrin.

Van der Mark ruled out of Misano after practice crash

Yamaha World Superbike rider Michael van der Mark will miss the remainder of the Misano weekend following his heavy FP2 crash, which has left him with multiple injuries.

Hamilton's speed on bikes caused concern, van der Mark reveals

Yamaha rider Michael van der Mark says he worked to make Lewis Hamilton “go a bit slower” during their Superbike track test, as the Briton's speed on the bike had caused concern.

Suzuka 8 Hours: Yamaha romps to fourth successive win

Yamaha clinched its fourth successive win in the Suzuka 8 Hours after an early challenge from Kawasaki subsided at the midpoint of the race.

Yamaha retains Lowes and van der Mark for 2019

The Yamaha World Superbike team will retain Alex Lowes and Michael van der Mark for the 2019 season.

Misano WSBK: Rea beats van der Mark for double

Jonathan Rea completed the Misano World Superbike double after snatching victory from Michael van der Mark, while Marco Melandri was third in a thrilling Sunday race.

Brno WSBK: Lowes scores maiden win as Rea and Sykes collide

Alex Lowes took his maiden World Superbike victory in a dramatic Brno Sunday race, as championship leader Jonathan Rea crashed out after a collision with Kawasaki teammate Tom Sykes.

Donington WSBK: Van der Mark leads Razgatlioglu in Race 2

Michael van der Mark completed the World Superbike double in a thrilling Race 2 at Donington Park, while rookie Toprak Razgatlioglu beat Jonathan Rea for his maiden podium in second.

Van der Mark: Yamaha "not there yet" despite maiden win

Michael van der Mark says Yamaha is "not there yet" to become a consistent victory contender in World Superbike, despite taking his maiden win at Donington Park on Saturday.

Donington WSBK: Van der Mark holds off Rea for maiden win

Michael van der Mark fended off Jonathan Rea to take a historic maiden win in World Superbike and the first for Yamaha since 2011.

Assen WSBK: Sykes claims first win of 2018

Tom Sykes eased to his first World Superbike win of the 2018 season, while teammate Jonathan Rea beat home hero Michael van der Mark to second as the Aruba Ducatis struggled.

Assen WSBK: Rea beats home hero van der Mark to win

Jonathan Rea triumphed in the first World Superbike race at Assen, after withstanding race-long pressure from Michael van der Mark and Chaz Davies.

Assen WSBK: Van der Mark sets practice pace on home soil

Home rider Michael van der Mark set the fastest overall time in Friday's three World Superbike practice sessions as Jonathan Rea topped both FP1 and FP2.

Who could replace Folger at Tech 3 in 2018?

Following the shock news that Jonas Folger will have to sit out the 2018 MotoGP season, we look at some possible candidates to fill in for the German rider at the Tech 3 Yamaha squad this year.

Van der Mark gets second MotoGP chance at Valencia

Michael van der Mark will reprise his role as Jonas Folger’s replacement at Tech 3 Yamaha for next weekend’s MotoGP season finale at Valencia.

Van der Mark keen on Yamaha MotoGP testing role

Michael van der Mark says he would be interested in taking up a Yamaha MotoGP test role following on from making his premier class debut last weekend at Sepang.

Van der Mark: Rossi U-turn takes pressure off for debut

Michael van der Mark says that Valentino Rossi’s late decision to ride injured at Aragon last month has taken the pressure off for his MotoGP debut in Sepang.

Van der Mark to make MotoGP debut at Sepang

Michael van der Mark will replace the ill Jonas Folger and make his MotoGP debut with satellite Yamaha team Tech 3 at Sepang, it has been announced.

Rossi needs dry running to be certain of racing

Valentino Rossi says he needs to be able to ride in the dry on Saturday to be completely sure of being able to take part in Sunday's Aragon Grand Prix.

Crutchlow: Van der Mark shouldn't replace Rossi mid-weekend

Cal Crutchlow believes Michael van der Mark should not step in for Valentino Rossi mid-weekend if the Italian rider decides he is unable to compete properly at Aragon.

Rossi will try to ride at Aragon

Valentino Rossi will attend the Aragon MotoGP round with a view to contest the race despite his injury, his Yamaha team has confirmed.

Crutchlow: Van der Mark the wrong choice to replace Rossi

Cal Crutchlow says Michael van der Mark is not the correct choice for Yamaha to replace the injured Valentino Rossi at the Aragon MotoGP race.

Van der Mark to replace Rossi at Aragon

Yamaha has announced that World Superbike rider Michael van der Mark will replace Valentino Rossi for the next MotoGP round at Aragon.

Suzuka 8 Hours: Yamaha dominates 2017 edition

Yamaha dominated the 40th running of the Suzuka 8 Hours, scoring its third successive win at the Japanese endurance classic since its return in 2015.

Suzuka 8 Hours: Yamaha on provisional pole after Friday

Yamaha Factory Racing topped Friday's first qualifying for the 40th running of the Suzuka 8 Hours, with Alex Lowes, Katsuyuki Nakasuga and Michael van der Mark setting an average time of 2m07.116s.

Misano WSBK: Sykes wins as top three crash on final lap

Kawasaki rider Tom Sykes took his second win of the 2017 World Superbike season, inheriting the lead on the last lap as the top three all crashed.

Yamaha names line-ups for Suzuka 8h title defence

Yamaha has added World Superbike star Michael van der Mark to its rider line-up for this year's Suzuka 8 Hours.

Yamaha launches bike for 2017 World Superbike season

Yamaha's World Superbike team has officially unveiled the livery of this year's YZF-R1 ahead of the start of the 2017 season.

The Hunt for Rea is on

Sykes and Davies still in with a fighting chance

Magny-Cours WSBK: Tyre gamble delivers Davies victory

Chaz Davies was victorious in first World Superbike race at Magny-Cours after choosing the right tyre compound to start the race on a drying track.

WorldSBK is back on track at Lausitzring

The wait is over! WorldSBK is ready to rumble as the last four Rounds of the season get underway

Honda rider van der Mark confirmed at Yamaha for 2017

Honda factory rider Michael van der Mark will make the switch to Yamaha for the 2017 World Superbikes season.

Honda confirms Bradl's switch to WSBK

Honda Ten Kate has confirmed Aprilia MotoGP rider Stefan Bradl will join Nicky Hayden in its World Superbike line-up in 2017.

Suzuka 8 Hours: Espargaro and Yamaha secure consecutive wins

Yamaha clinched its sixth victory as a manufacturer at the Suzuka 8 Hours, with the #21 crew of Pol Espargaro, Alex Lowes and Katsuaki Nakasuga taking the top honours on Sunday.

Hayden and Espargaro headline Suzuka 8 Hours entry

The annual Suzuka 8 Hours endurance race takes place this Sunday, with 2006 MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden and Tech 3 Yamaha rider Pol Espargaro headlining the entry for the prestigious event.

Hayden: "Everything that could have gone wrong did go wrong"

Nicky Hayden suffered the second retirement of his maiden World Superbike season in Race 2 at Aragon, suffering from brake issues throughout the whole race.

WorldSBK: The Men Who Would Be King

The next race weekend is the Pirelli Aragón Round, with the old Kingdom of Aragón having staged the Ducati 1199 Panigale R’s first win

Hayden "learned a lot" on tough Buriram weekend

Nicky Hayden says he "learned a lot" as his steep World Superbike learning curve continued at the second round of the series in Thailand.

Buriram WSBK: Sykes fends off Rea to win wild battle

Tom Sykes took his first race victory of the World Superbike season in Thailand after coming out on top in a thrilling battle with Kawasaki teammate Jonathan Rea.

Buriram WSBK: Van der Mark scores maiden pole

Michael van der Mark secured his maiden World Superbike pole at Buriram, beating the two Kawasakis to the top position in Superpole.

WorldSBK: Van Der Mark tops Thai Friday

Dutch Honda rider leads the sprint to Superpole in Buriram

Hayden "disappointed" to miss out on debut Superbike podium

Former MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden was "definitely a bit disappointed" after narrowly coming up short in the battle for a podium on his first weekend in World Superbikes at Phillip Island.

WorldSBK: Yamaha are BACK!

Guintoli leads the charge to Tissot-Superpole as YZF R1 tops Day 1

Hayden says ”still room for improvement” after Jerez test

World Superbike newcomer Nicky Hayden reckons he is still far from reaching his best form after completing his first test of 2016 at Jerez.

Sykes wins Jerez Race 1 as Rea clinches WorldSBK crown

Davies and van der Mark complete the podium ahead of the new Champion.

Rea wins again as van der Mark gets maiden WorldSBK podium

Davies finishes second with Haslam and Sykes in forth and fifth, respectively.

Sykes claims his first Superpole of the season

Rea and Haslam complete the first row for tomorrow's two WorldSBK races.

Haslam races to Aragon Tissot-Superpole

The Aprilia rider to be joined on the front row by fellow Britons Davies and Sykes.

Rea edges team mate Sykes on Day 1 at Motorland Aragon

Times improve at Motorland Aragon as WorldSBK riders get up to speed.

Stoner to return to racing in Suzuka 8 Hours

Two-time MotoGP world champion Casey Stoner will return to racing when he competes in the Suzuka 8 Hours later this year.

Rea makes it a full house with double win in Thailand

Haslam and Lowes complete the podium, Torres ahead of Sykes in fourth.

Rea takes Tissot-Superpole in Thailand

The Ulsterman snatches pole position from Haslam by 0.011s