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Van der Mark, seventh in the second race of world Superbike

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Van der Mark, seventh in the second race of world Superbike

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Michael van der Mark on Sunday, on the Australian Phillip Island as a seventh finish in the second race of the new season in the world Superbike.

The Rotterdam-based motorcycle racer gave up on his Yamaha seven seconds to British winner and reigning champion Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki).

Van der Mark did a little better than Saturday, in the end, when the ninth was the last stint. He was the sixth of started.

The 24-year-old Van der Mark is in his third season in the championship of the heavy 1000cc engines. He rode the first two years for the Honda, but switched to Yamaha. Last year the Dutchman was fourth in the final standings.

Rea was a class apart on Phillip Island, since he won both races. In Sunday’s race he started from the ninth spot, but he was still everyone over.

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