Van der Mark set for WorldSBK return at Magny-Cours

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BMW’s Michael van der Mark will be back in WorldSBK action at Magny-Cours this weekend after missing a majority of the season through injury.

The Dutchman missed the season opener after a winter mountain bike crash and then broke his femur at the Estoril round and has been out ever since.

“I think everybody can imagine that I am really looking forward to this weekend. It has been a long time, so I am really excited to go back racing. Of course, I have to be declared fit,|“he said.

“I am feeling fine and everything but of course it still depends on the doctors and what they will say. For me, it is a bit difficult to say what I expect after this long time. I think the main thing is to stay calm, because I have not been racing for a long time.

“The test at Barcelona was good to get back up to speed but we have to wait and see. For sure, Magny-Cours is a track I really enjoy and last year we had some proper results there as well. So I am just really, really happy to be back racing and the main target is to stay calm because we have six more race weekends this year.”