WORLD SUPERSPORT CHAMPION-MICHAEL van dear MARK TO RACE IN WORLD SUPERBIKES FOR PATA HONDA IN 2015

Newly crowned World Supersport Champion Michael van der Mark has signed a two-year agreement to race with the Pata Honda team in the World Superbike championship in 2015 and 2016.
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The 21-year-old, who secured the 2014 World Supersport series title with two rounds to spare on 7 September in J, will ride the Pata Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP from next season. It was confirmed on Friday 19 September that Pata will be with Honda for further two years in the World Superbike championship.
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van der Mark is no stranger to Honda’s 1000cc flagship sportsbike as he has raced on Honda’s CBR600RR for four years – winning the European Superstock 600 championship in 2012 before stepping up to World Supersport last season.

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The Dutch rider has won the last two editions of the prestigious Suzuka 8-hours World Endurance championship race in Japan, impressing many with his outright pace on the larger machine.

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Van der Mark still has two rounds remaining in this year’s World Supersport championship at Magny-Cours, France on 5 October and at Losail in Qatar on 2 November. However, the team’s testing schedule and the calendar for the 2015 World Superbike championship are yet to be announced.

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