In previous years, the Spanish circuit has been a challenging one for the Pata Yamaha riders and team, so for Michael van der Mark to score his maiden podium at the venue last Sunday with third place in the Tissot Superpole Race was a positive and significant step forward.
Expectations have run high in 2020 for the Official Yamaha squad, with podium and race-winning performance clearly demonstrated in the opening three rounds of the WorldSBK championship.
Phillip Island race-winner Toprak Razgatlıoğlu found the first Aragón round particularly difficult, and the team along with Yamaha’s engineers have been working non-stop to find possible solutions for both riders to improve and focus on fighting for the podium in every race.
As the first ever back-to-back round at the same venue, all teams are anticipated to find another step forward in the coming days and deliver the close, exciting racing that WorldSBK is known for.
The Pirelli Teruel Round will commence this Friday, 4 September, starting at 10:30 local time (GMT+2) with FP1 for the premiere WorldSBK class and 15:00 for FP2.