Superbike / BMW step by step by Razgatlioglu |  FormulaPassion – Motorcycle

Superbike / BMW step by step by Razgatlioglu | FormulaPassion – Motorcycle

Razgatlioglu in the market

The hat-trick won by Alvaro Bautista in the Round of Barcelona was the best celebration to celebrate his renewal with the Ducati factory, which he will also participate on the track in 2024. However, if we remove his case and that of Jonathan Rea. , who has renewed his commitment with Kawasaki, there aren’t many other riders who have already planned their future in Superbike or elsewhere, and the title of Toprak Razgatlioglu.

The first signs from MotoGP

Market speculation about the Turkish rider had increased significantly at the end of the recent private test session with Yamaha MotoGP in Jerez de la Frontera, which had shown the 2021 world champion as the next and most likely MotoGP contender. More than carelessness, they were the same words of number 54 a fast week. com suggest a hypothetical clause in first classeven if he puts a stone on it Kenan SofuogluRazgatlioglu’s managing partner and winner of five Superbike world titles.

Here comes the BMW

Sofuoglu, who previously confirmed his rider’s intention to continue in Superbike, and with Yamaha as his first choice, nevertheless opened an interesting chapter about Razgatlioglu’s future, speaking regularly to the microphone of fast week. com. On the one hand he confirmed his basic intention to stay in Superbike, but on the other hand he completely rejected the opportunity to continue at Yamaha: I declined Yamaha’s offer – has announced – They didn’t give us what I thought. I had told Yamaha that I wanted to volunteer in Barcelona, ​​​​​​​​and I would not talk to any other manufacturer until then. Now, however, I am talking to others as well. I have an offer from BMW and I also deal with Kawasaki and other manufacturers in MotoGP. Toprak has a very good opinion about BMW”.

Yamaha’s dissatisfaction

However, during the second free practice session in Barcelona, ​​​​​​​​​​​Yamaha Team Principal, Paul Denning, was pleased with the Japanese manufacturer’s proposal to keep him close to his rider for the next few seasons as well. Apparently, Sofuoglu does not have the same opinion: “When we moved to Yamaha in 2020, many advised me against doing it, saying it would ruin Toprak’s career. – added – at the moment he is not completely satisfied with Yamaha, and we do not see the best Toprak. On the positive side, Yamaha has given us a long-term contract, and we have a very close relationship with Yamaha Turkey. I don’t want to rush anything, maybe we won’t decide where Toprak will go until the summer”.

FP | Alexander Prada