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WSBK Spain: van der Mark eyeing more podiums on improved Honda

After scoring his maiden pole position Michael van der Mark is seeking more podium success in Motorland Aragon for Honda.
Fresh from his maiden World Superbike Championship pole position last time out in Thailand, Michael van der Mark is confident he and Honda can continue their podium-winning start to the 2016 season in Aragon.

Though he couldn't quite mount the victory challenge his impressive pole position at the Chang International Circuit set up, van der Mark has still finished no lower than fourth in any race this year in what has been the best start to the season for a Honda rider in some years.

Indeed, with the CBR1000RR seemingly improving, van der Mark feels the Ten Kate Racing-run team is well prepared for a similar podium challenging performance in Spain this year having tested extensively at Motorland Aragon over the winter.

"I'm really looking forward to getting back on track after the really good results we scored in Australia and Thailand. What we've been able to achieve so far shows that we have what it takes to fight for the podium on very different tracks.

“I have a good feeling about the Aragon round; I like the track and the bike setup is working really well, so my goal is to have the best of weekends in Spain and be on the podium again. This would put me in a good position for my home event at Assen."
by Ollie Barstow



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Matt2

March 31, 2016 4:13 PM

To be fair to Honda though, something seems a little different on this years CBR.
There is some engineers and mechanics in this team that were not there last year... I think Nicky would not have come to ride for TenKate Honda but now that it is TenKateishHRCHonda they found some pace from the old dog.



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