Michael van der Mark
The 2019 season will be van der Mark's third in Yamaha colours. The former European Superstock and FIM World Supersport champion secured two podium finishes during his debut season aboard the Yamaha YZF-R1 in 2017, an achievement he then went on to surpass in 2018.
The 25-year-old Dutch rider finished on the podium ten times already during the 2018 season, including a career first WorldSBK win in Race 1 at Donington Park. Van der Mark then went on to take victory in Race 2 at the British round to secure his first double win during what was his most successful WorldSBK event to date. Van der Mark ended the season third in the 2018 championship standings with 333 points.
Van der Mark has also enjoyed success at the Suzuka 8 Hour endurance race, winning on four of the five occasions he's contested the race, with his last victory coming in 2018 when he rode for the Yamaha Factory Racing Team alongside Pata Yamaha teammate Alex Lowes and Katsuyuki Nakasuga.
|Date of birth:||26-10-1992|
|Place of birth:||Gouda, The Netherlands|
|Weight (kg)||69 kg|
|Marital state:||In a relationship|
|Hobbies:||Jet ski, motocross|
|2019:||Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team|
|2018:||3rd - FIM Superbike World Championship, Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team / Winner of the Suzuka 8 Hours, Yamaha Factory Racing Team|
|2017:||6th - FIM Superbike World Championship, Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team / Winner of the Suzuka 8 Hours, Yamaha Factory Racing Team|
|2016:||4th - FIM Superbike World Championship|
|2015:||7th - FIM Superbike World Championship|
|2014:||World Champion Supersport World Championship / Winner Suzuka 8-hours|
|2013:||4th Supersport World Championship / Winner Suzuka 8-hours|
|2012:||Champion European Superstock 600|
|2011:||3rd European STK600 Championship / Wildcard - Moto2 GP, Assen|
|2010:||125cc Grands Prix / European Superstock 600 Championship|
|2009:||ONK Dutch 125cc Champion / 18th Dutch 125cc GP|
|2008:||ONK Dutch 125cc Champion / Selected CEV Spanish Championship / 26th Dutch 125cc GP|
|2007:||2nd ONK Dutch 125cc Championship|
|2006:||2nd Dutch Junior Cup|
|2005:||4th Dutch Junior Cup|