Portimao WSBK: Van der Mark gets first BMW win, Rea crashes again

On a damp-but-drying track, van der Mark was the clear class of the field, scything through from fifth on the grid to take the lead from Scott Redding’s Ducati and then escaping at the head of the field.
The Dutchman went on to give the BMW M1000RR its first victory and end an eight-year wait since the German marque’s last WSBK win.
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