Motul Dutch Round 20 - 22 Apr World Superbike - Results Race 1
Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team's Michael van der Mark sent the Dutch fans wild at a hot and sunny Assen on Saturday during Race 1 at Round 4 of the WorldSBK Championship. Riding at his home round, he recovered from a tricky SP2 to charge from seventh on the grid to secure his second podium of the season after a sensational ride at the TT Circuit Assen. It was a more of a mixed day for his teammate Alex Lowes. The British rider secured his maiden WorldSBK pole position after a stunning lap in SP2 but when the lights went out for Race 1, after a great start, it became obvious something was not right. Unfortunately, through no fault of his own, the wrong front tyre had been fitted to his R1 on the grid, which meant that after five laps he simply had no grip. Despite this, he battled bravely to bring his Pata Yamaha R1 home in a creditable 12th place.