MotoGP : Michael Van Der Mark to replace Jonas Folger at sepang

World superbike Rider Michael Van Der Mark will be riding for Yamaha Tech3 at sepang replacing  Jonas Folger.

Van der Mark was set to ride for factory yamaha earlier this year in place of injured Valentino Rossi at Aragon.
His MotoGP dream debut was vanished with rossi coming back early and was declared fit to race that weekend. 
This second opportunity, this time in Monster Yamaha Tech 3 colours, gives the Dutchman a chance to make his debut - at another track with which he is familiar.

Van der Mark won the European STK600 Championship in 2012 before taking the World Supersport crown in 2014, thereafter moving up to WorldSBK and on the podium as a rookie in 2015. 

He is also a three-time winner of the Suzuka 8H, most recently alongside Alex Lowes and Katsuyuki Nakasuga for Yamaha in 2017.

Michael van der Mark: "It goes without saying that I am really excited. I came quite close to getting the opportunity to ride a MotoGP bike a few weeks ago, but it didn’t work out. Then Hervé called, and although I will have a busy schedule, I could not say no to this chance. I am very happy and I look forward to this adventure. Luckily, I know Sepang, but the MotoGP riders have done a lot of tests there this year, so everyone will be fast. However, I just want to enjoy this weekend, to improve myself and see how it is to ride the YZR-M1. At the moment we have some good momentum in World Superbikes so I think it is the perfect time to jump on the Yamaha. I look forward to riding the bike and I want to thank Hervé and Yamaha for this opportunity."

Van der Mark is sixth in the WSBK standings with three races to go in his first season with Yamaha.
MotoGP : Michael Van Der Mark to replace Jonas Folger at sepang MotoGP : Michael Van Der Mark to replace Jonas Folger at sepang Reviewed by SKKRISHH on October 23, 2017 Rating: 5

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