No MotoGP debut for Van der Mark

There was speculation that the Dutch rider may replace the injured Karel Abraham at Assen this weekend, but the 22-year-old has announced that he will not be stepping in for the Czech rider.

He wrote on Twitter: "No DutchGP for me this weekend. Its a team decision. I was available And Honda HRC And ten Kate Racing agree for this opportunity."

It is believed that Van der Mark's ride fell through after a failure to agree on the costs involved. It remains unclear who will replace Abraham.

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