Michael Van Der Mark suffered four fractures in his left foot following a crash at the Monza World SuperSport Motorcycle race on 12th May. He returned to Holland where he was advised to rest for at least 6 weeks. Leon Haslam, also in the Pata team, got Michael to fly to the UK for treatment at Nicky Snazell’s Pain Relief Clinic.
Just one week after the crash and after only three MBST treatments, Michael was walking around pain free. Due to other commitments Michael was only able to complete four of the required nine MBST treatments, but he was able to ride at Donington the following weekend, where he was catching the leading group until he crashed.
At the Portimão round on 9th June he not only caught the leading three, but got into second place and looked like he could possibly win. The TV commentators noted that he had recovered very quickly from his Monza crash to top form.