Pata Honda World Superbike rider Michael van der Mark has shed some light on the circumstances surrounding his proposed MotoGP debut in the Dutch TT at Assen, which failed to materialise.

The reigning World Supersport champion was reported to be replacing the injured Karel Abraham on an RC213V-RS in the Cardion AB Motoracing team, who hurt his foot at Catalunya.

However, Van der Mark said that although the opportunity to compete on his home track was available, the situation had been a 'big misunderstanding'.

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"I think there was a big misunderstanding. It was the team's decision. It's all about budget," he said.

"HRC (Honda Racing Corporation), Honda Europe and my team agreed with me that I would ride at the weekend, but the team decided not to take any risks about crashing, so I couldn't do anything about it."

Asked if there was a possibility he could make his debut later this season, Van der Mark added on the official World Superbike website: "I'm available!"

Van der Mark has previously outlined his aim of using his debut season in World Superbikes as a learning year before challenging for the title in 2016.

The 22-year-old, though, also harbours ambitions of competing at the highest level in MotoGP.

"I'm a young rider. I think every young rider has a dream to get into MotoGP. We will see what happens," he said.

"If there is a good possibility, I will go. If not, I will stay in World Superbike because I enjoy it here."