World Superbike: Michael van der Mark to race at Magny-Cours
Van der Mark has been out of motion since struggling a fracture in his proper hip in a crash throughout follow at Estoril again in Might.
The Dutchman was compelled to take a seat out that spherical in addition to the next three occasions at Misano, Donington Park and Most, however is lastly prepared to try his comeback at Magny-Cours pending approval from docs.
It follows a profitable outing in final month’s two-day Barcelona check through which he was Twelfth-fastest.
“I feel everyone can think about that I’m actually wanting ahead to this weekend,” stated van der Mark. “It has been a very long time, so I’m actually excited to return racing. After all, I’ve to be declared match. I’m feeling wonderful and all the things however after all it nonetheless is determined by the docs and what they’ll say.
“For me, it’s a bit tough to say what I count on after this very long time. I feel the principle factor is to remain calm, as a result of I’ve not been racing for a very long time. The check at Barcelona was good to get again on top of things however we have now to attend and see.
“For certain, Magny-Cours is a monitor I actually get pleasure from and final 12 months we had some correct outcomes there as effectively. So I’m simply actually, actually joyful to be again racing and the principle goal is to remain calm as a result of we have now six extra race weekends this 12 months.”
Van der Mark’s place aboard the works BMW M1000RR was taken by Ilya Mikhalchik for Misano and Donington, whereas Peter Hickman was drafted in for a one-off outing in the newest spherical in Most.
Magny-Cours will mark van der Mark’s first likelihood to race with the brand new Kalex swingarm that, together with different updates, has boosted the aggressive fortunes of his teammate Scott Redding since July’s Donington spherical.
Throughout his harm layoff, van der Mark was handed a one-year extension to his present contract that may see him stay alongside Redding in 2023.