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Michael van der Mark's finest hours

  • PUBLISHED WED 18:10, 2 MAR 2016
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  • UPDATED FRI 23:34, 26 AUG 2016
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Young dutchman has a fabulous opening round in 2016!

Riding in the PATA Honda Ten Kate team and with Nicky Hayden as his team mate, Michael van der Mark rode flawlessly in both races over the opening weekend to finish 3rd and 2nd respectively. He later tweeted, "What an awesome weekend! P3 and P2. Thanks to everybody!"

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2015 was his first year on a superbike and he saw the podium three times in 3rd position although two of those were on his home soil in Assen which always seems to help a rider's confidence a little bit.

But with two podiums on the opening weekend and one of them on the second step, perhaps this will be the year when Michael fights for the title. British star Jonathan Rea will take some beating and only time will tell. Good luck Michael!


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