WorldSBK, Van Der Mark: “I need some Yamaha characteristics on the BMW”

WorldSBK, Van Der Mark: “I need some Yamaha characteristics on the BMW”

Michael has gone from the R1 M to the M1000 RR: "The winged version requires a different riding style. I like to brake hard, the German bike needs to improve during that phase"

26 febbraio 2021

Michael Van Der Mark is the latest factory BMW hire. The Dutch rider has talked to WorldSBK about the upcoming season, and the first question was: why the move from Yamaha to BMW? Michael replies: “The decision wasn’t easy, but the main reason is the new M1000 RR. Already the S 1000 RR had a lot of potential, but the M should be a lot better. This is the reason why I chose to change manufacturer".

The news broke during the 2020 season, coming almost like a bolt out of the blue. Magic Michael outlines what happened: "Normally you speak with different teams during race weekends but I spoke with BMW when we were all in lockdown. I

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