The news that Michael van der Mark had signed for BMW for the 2021 WorldSBK season set tongues wagging. Why had he left Yamaha? Did it point to some clues as to why Andrea Dovizioso hasn't been signed yet by Ducati in MotoGP?

In the past WorldSBK was a hotbed for one-off appearances where a local rider would come in and shock the establishment. Why doesn't that happen any longer and is it such a bad thing not to have so many wildcards?

What goes into a successful weekend in WorldSBK? To find out exactly how a race team operates we spoke to Ten Kate Yamaha abou how they approach a weekend for Loris Baz.

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