As the 2015 World Superbike championship prepares for the fourth round at Assen in the Netherlands, we’re delighted to bring you a special video – part of Honda Racing’s ‘A Life Behind The Bars series’ – featuring the Pata Honda team’s Michael van der Mark.

As a Dutch rider in a Dutch team, the Assen WSBK round is particularly significant for van der Mark who, in winning last season’s World Supersport championship on the Honda CBR600RR, became the first solo motorcycling world champion produced by the Netherlands for 40 years.

In this beautifully-shot film, the 22-year-old talks about his childhood, growing up around his father’s transport company, the major influences on his career and how he first got into motorcycle racing.

You can view the video by clicking on the following YouTube link:

If you would like to upload the film to your own digital channels, please contact us at for a WeTransfer link. And if have any specific requests during the Assen World Superbike weekend, please do not hesitate to contact us.

With thanks and best wishes

The Pata Honda Team