Michael van der Mark wants to continue his strong start to the 2016 World Superbike championship in Thailand and is optimistic he can learn lessons from his debut outing at the Chang International Circuit.

The Honda World Superbike Team rider became the surprise package at Phillip Island last month battling through the field to take third in race one and second in race two after Ducati's Chaz Davies crashed out fighting for the win.

After his bright start the Dutch rider is keen to maintain his momentum in Thailand but is anticipating a tougher challenge on the demanding Buriram track.

"I can't wait to be on track again Phillip Island was an incredible start to the season," van der Mark said. "We know this round will be completely different for us, as there won't be any test before the race weekend.

"Last year things didn't go too well for us [retired from race one, seventh in race two] but with the data we have now and the improvements made during the winter to our CBR1000RR, things will surely be better for us."



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