Dutch WSBK racer Michael van der Mark moved from the Pata Yamaha Team to the BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team last winter. And the German manufacturer has built a new engine.
In combination with van der Mark, who is a newcomer, this means that there are two test programs that BMW has undertaken. Apart from testing the engine, the racer also needs to adjust with the team.
Unlike other teams, such as Kawasaki, BMW didn’t have much action during the WSBK collective test in Aragon, Spain on 4-5 May. Even so, van der Mark remains satisfied with the test.
“We have had a good test, two and a half days in perfect condition. We have a lot to do,”said the 28-year-old told WorldSBK.com.
“We work on adjusting the seating position, electronic systems and other crucial things. In the end, we have so much work to do that we can’t ride too much on the track. But I really enjoyed it.”Van der Mark said
During the tests at Aragon, van der Mark totaled no less than 173 laps. But his best lap time is more than two seconds behind the fastest rider; Jonathan Rea.