Yamaha press releases on our motor sports racing activities
Michael van der Mark to Replace Kohta Nozane for Round 5 of the All Japan JSB1000 Championship
June 10, 2017
YART Yamaha Official EWC Team rider Kohta Nozane will participate in Round 4 of the Endurance World Championship (EWC) at the Slovakia Ring on June 23–24, continuing his role as a member of the YART Team. As this falls on the same race weekend of Round 5 of the All Japan Road Race Championship, Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team rider Michael van der Mark will replace Nozane as the rider of the YAMAHA FACTORY RACING TEAM.
The race will take place at the 4.6 km Autopolis International Racing Course in Oita Prefecture on the southern island of Kyushu. 2014 World Supersport Champion and two-time Suzuka 8 Hours winner van der Mark will enter as a member of the YAMAHA FACTORY RACING TEAM alongside five-time consecutive All Japan JSB1000 Champion and two-time Suzuka 8 Hours winner, Katsuyuki Nakasuga.
Michael van der Mark
October 26, 1992
Currently 6th in World Superbike Championship (as of Rd. 6)
4th in World Superbike Championship
7th in World Superbike Championship
World Supersport Champion/Suzuka 8 Hours Winner
4th in World Supersport Championship/Suzuka 8 Hours Winner