Michael van der Mark completes first laps on the new BMW M 1000 RR.

BMW:Michael van der Mark completes first laps on the new BMW M 1000 RR.

Munich. While preparing for his first season in the BMW
Motorrad WorldSBK Team, new addition Michael van der Mark (NED) got
to know his future machine. He completed his first laps on the new
BMW M 1000 RR at Miramas (FRA) on Saturday. The shakedown also
helped BMW Motorrad Motorsport and the BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team
get more familiar with van der Mark’s personal preferences.


“It is important to do a shakedown with a new rider, and the day at
Miramas was very productive,” said BMW Motorrad Motorsport Director
Marc Bongers. “Michael had his first opportunity to take to the track
with the new BMW M 1000 RR and get to know his race bike for the
upcoming WorldSBK season better. He was also able to provide us with
initial feedback on where we can customise his bike to suit him
better. For example, in terms of ergonomics, the seating position, the
position of the handlebar and the footrests, through to preferences
when it comes to electronics. With the information that we gathered
during this shakedown, we know the direction we need to go in with
Michael’s bike to be well prepared for the first proper tests in 2021.”

“It was really good for me to have a first shakedown with the bike at
Miramas,” said van der Mark. “I think it was also really helpful to
work together with the team and to get used to each other. We tried a
couple of things which we normally don’t have the time for during a
normal test so I think it was really positive and I was just happy to
be back on the bike this year and I am really looking forward to the
next test.”

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