van der Mark to make MotoGP debut in Assen?

Author: Oli Rushby Posted: 22 Jun 2015

van der Mark could make his MotoGP debut

Michael van der Mark could be set to make his MotoGP debut this weekend stepping in for the injured Karel Abraham in the Cardion AB Motoracing team.

Abraham crashed in practice for the Catalan Grand Prix just two weeks ago sustaining a broken toe, which ruled him out of the race in Montmelo and will also see him sidelined for this weekend’s Assen TT.

According to reports in Dutch media, World Supersport Champion Michael van der Mark will ride the RC213V-RS in place of Abraham.

The Dutch youngster impressed when the Superbike World Championship visited Assen earlier this year, taking two podiums on his CBR1000RR amidst what has been a difficult season for the PATA Honda team.

It’s said the deal hasn’t yet been finalised, but should it come off then van der Mark will be the first Dutch rider to compete in the premier class since Jurgen van den Goorbergh in 2005. 

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