Motul Dutch Round 20 - 22 Apr
The Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team are looking to step back on to the rostrum at Round 4 of the 2018 Motul FIM Superbike World Championship this weekend in Assen, fresh from a solid points-haul at last weekend's Motorland Aragon event, part of the only back-to-back races of the season. Alex Lowes battled hard throughout the weekend in Spain to secure a seventh and a fourth-place finish that sees him fifth in the overall championship standings after six races. The podium finisher in Buriram really enjoys the historic TT Circuit Assen, as it is a fast and flowing track that suits his riding style and usually delivers some excellent racing action. For his teammate Michael van der Mark - who is sixth in the championship standings, just three points behind his teammate - it is always a special occasion racing at his home round. Having secured a superb second-place finish in Race 2 at Buriram, he followed that up with a double top-five finish in Aragon and is hoping to build on the pace he has shown at each round this season to battle for the podium in front of the Dutch fans.