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.