Michael van der Mark says he already wants to start the 2016 World Superbike championship as he prepares for the final round of his impressive rookie season.

The Pata Honda rider has demonstrated he's been fully capable in World Superbikes after stepping up as World Supersport champion last winter, and feels had it not been for technical gremlins he would have added more trophies to his collection having graced the rostrum on three occassions this year.

This weekend the Dutch youngster is hoping to sign off his maiden campaign on a high in Qatar, the same venue where he won his final Supersport race 12 months ago.

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"It might be the end of the season but I'm already looking forward to 2016," van der Mark said. "It's sometimes been a difficult learning year on the CBR and, if not for some recurring technical issues, I think we could have been fighting for the podium more often.

"I think we have shown in the last few races how strong we can be and I think going 4-4 in the last round at Magny-Cours was a really good result from a difficult qualifying position. I like the circuit at Qatar, it suits my style and I think it suits the CBR since Jonathan Rea was on the podium last year."

The 22-year-old, who still has an outside shot at trumping his outgoing team-mate Sylvain Guintoli in the riders' standings for top Honda honours, confirmed his top seven finish in the final championship classification thanks to the two fourth places in France.

For 2016, van der Mark will be joined at Ronald ten Kate's Honda squad by former MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden who is switching to World Superbike as Guintoli moves to the new Crescent Yamaha squad alongside Alex Lowes.