Van der Mark to remain with BMW for WorldSBK 2023

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Dutch WorldSBK star Michael van der Mark has signed to remain with the Shaun Muir-run BMW team in 2023.

This season, injury has prevented van der Mark from contesting any more than the races at his home event at Assen. At the following event at Estoril he fractured his right femur but is expected to return after the summer break.

“I am very happy in the BMW Motorrad Motorsport family and pleased about the extension of our collaboration,” said van der Mark.

“Unfortunately, for me personally, the current season has not worked out how I had imagined so far. However, I cannot change that. It is now important to recover fully. Personally, I want to get back on my BMW M 1000 RR as quickly as possible. I miss everything – the team, the bike, racing.

“However, all that matters is what the doctors say, and I am following their recommendations. We’ll have to see exactly when I can race again.

“I saw at Assen just how much potential the bike has this season, and the project has made further progress since then – you could see that in the recent races, and it was confirmed by Scott’s podium last time out at Donington.

“I am looking forward to returning to action and doing my bit. I am sure we have a successful future together.”

He will again partner Scott Redding who is on a two-year deal with the team.