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as a World Cup sixth is Michael van der Mark the only BMW pilot, which the WSBK Season 2021 could end in the top 10. According to his BMW debut season, the Dutchman attracts the balance sheet and admits that he is started with higher expectations in the year 2021. After a mixed start of the season, he was able to increase in the course of the year and brought BMW in Portimao the first victory with the M1000RR.
"We could not retract as many pedestrian places as we had hoped," says van der Mark. "The Superbike World Cup was very hard this year and there were many strong drivers. With the new M1000RR we expected more, but we could only make small progress and need more time to develop the motorcycle."
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"I think we could make good progress in the course of the year. One wants more and more, but the next year is already closer," said the Dutch, who could prevail against teammate Tom Sykes. "The results of Tom and me were pretty similar. I think weighed out the maximum from the motorcycle and we need more developments."
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Next year, van The Mark at BMW meets Scott Redding, who moves the team after two years at Ducati. "Scott is a fast driver, but that's also true for Tom. Scott has experience with Ducati and hopefully provide us insider information, what we can try," says Van der Mark.
At the season finale in Mandalika (Indonesia), Van der Mark in the final race made it to the podium. In the wet, the BMW driver was strong on the road. In the first run on a dry route, Van fought the Mark with his body, because since the beginning of the weekend he lamented nausea.
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"I could not eat anything. I went out of the end at the end of running one, I was really upset, because I thought to be able to assert me from Locatelli and attack Bassani, but I was too weak because I was too weak because I was too weak Nothing could eat. Six Six was not bad. Then it was two wet in run, "he reports.
Heated duel with Ducati pilot Axel Bassani
"I knew it would be a good race because the liability is so high here in the wet. I had great confidence and delivered great duels. That's just when you have a lot of grip "Explains van der Mark, who came to a third party.
On the way to the podium, the BMW pilot came together with Axel Bassani, who came to fall and then "thanked" with the stinking finger. "I accelerated out of the curve and came out a bit far. We touched us," says van der Mark. "It's a pity because it should not end like that. It's with suffering for him. To take another driver, that's what you really want to avoid." The race line streamed the fall as a race accident and distributed no penalty.
BMW says goodbye to Tom Sykes and hopes for a successful WSBK final .
© BMW Motorrad Tom Sykes brought BMW since the season 2019 Some successes with 347 racing starts is Tom Sykes one of the most routine WSBK pilots. At the weekend, the career of the charismatic British comes to an end at the season finale of the Superbike World Cup in Indonesia. After the Sykes leaned out in the BMW plant team, a change into the Private Bonovo-BMW team and is expected to start in the BSB 2022. lacked the past events sykes.