Van der Mark anticipating first season

‘Nobody has hit better than me this week’ – Koepka on his ball-striking during third round

The Pata Honda rider gave a good account of himself during pre-season testing at Phillip Island, finishing ninth overall and setting a best time of 1minute 31.845 seconds.

However, the Dutchman is looking forward to doing even better when the season kicks off in Australia.

He was quoted by crash.net: "I'm really excited now because I love racing more than testing!

"I think everyone's the same but we needed this test and I have a good feeling now. Most of the time for me has been making laps, and lap-by-lap I've improved. 

"It's quite difficult – everyone is really fast and I'm still learning, but that's the way we have to do it. 

"We've had two quite good days and tried a lot of things and we've seen which things work and which things don't, so I'm looking forward to starting the race weekend.”

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