Riders and Teams Michael van der Mark

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.

Personal Profile

Michael van der Mark
Date of birth:26-10-1992
Place of birth:Gouda, The Netherlands
Nationality:Netherlands
Height:180 cm
Weight (kg)69 kg
Marital state:In a relationship
Hobbies:Jet ski, motocross

Career highlights

2019:Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team
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
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
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
2016:4th - FIM Superbike World Championship
2015:7th - FIM Superbike World Championship
2015:7th - FIM Superbike World Championship
2014:World Champion Supersport World Championship / Winner Suzuka 8-hours
2014:World Champion Supersport World Championship / Winner Suzuka 8-hours
2013:4th Supersport World Championship / Winner Suzuka 8-hours
2013:4th Supersport World Championship / Winner Suzuka 8-hours
2012:Champion European Superstock 600
2012:Champion European Superstock 600
2011:3rd European STK600 Championship / Wildcard - Moto2 GP, Assen
2011:3rd European STK600 Championship / Wildcard - Moto2 GP, Assen
2010:125cc Grands Prix / European Superstock 600 Championship
2010:125cc Grands Prix / European Superstock 600 Championship
2009:ONK Dutch 125cc Champion / 18th Dutch 125cc GP
2009:ONK Dutch 125cc Champion / 18th Dutch 125cc GP
2008:ONK Dutch 125cc Champion / Selected CEV Spanish Championship / 26th Dutch 125cc GP
2008:ONK Dutch 125cc Champion / Selected CEV Spanish Championship / 26th Dutch 125cc GP
2007:2nd ONK Dutch 125cc Championship
2007:2nd ONK Dutch 125cc Championship
2006:2nd Dutch Junior Cup
2006:2nd Dutch Junior Cup
2005:4th Dutch Junior Cup
2005:4th Dutch Junior Cup