Michael van der Mark1992-10-26 (age 27)
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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 will field an unchanged line-up of Katsuyuki Nakasuga, Alex Lowes and Michael van der Mark for the second successive year as it chases a fourth straight win in Suzuka 8 Hours.
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.
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.
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.
Michael van der Mark fended off Jonathan Rea to take a historic maiden win in World Superbike and the first for Yamaha since 2011.
Jonathan Rea triumphed in the first World Superbike race at Assen, after withstanding race-long pressure from Michael van der Mark and Chaz Davies.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.