Toprak Razgatlıoğlu tested the BMW team's motorcycle for the first time today in Portimao. At the end of the season, the Turk left Yamaha, with which he won the title in the Superbike class in 2021, and joined the German team. https://twitter.com/WorldSBK/status/1731338930203644172?t=PzObkfN57e2lWGBlEZJdfw&s=19 The Superbike class racers already completed the first test for the 2024 season in Jerez at the beginning of November, but the Turkish racer was not allowed to participate because he had a contract signed with Yamaha until November 30.11.2023, 1. On December 1000, he officially became a member of the BMW team. The first test of the M 5.12 RR motorcycle was planned for Monday, but was postponed to Sunday due to the bad weather forecast. The Turk will next be on the track on 6.12:17313509 and XNUMX:XNUMX in Jerez. https://twitter.com/WorldSBK/status/XNUMX
Alvaro Bautista confirmed his second consecutive world title with victory in the first race of the WSBK at Jerez after starting the weekend with a 60-point lead over Toprak Razgatlioglu, which meant he needed just two more points than the Turk to celebrate. https://twitter.com/WorldSBK/status/1718254727316508704 The 2023-year-old Spaniard's 28 season has been outstanding, winning a total of 24 races, or at least once during every race weekend of the season. Bautista became only the first Ducati rider since Carl Fogarty in 1999 to defend the title, and he celebrated his season's crown with a special golden protective suit that he donned before returning to the pits.
Andrea Iannone, who has been serving a doping ban, will return to competitive waters in the 2024 season as he races for Ducati's Go Eleven team in the WSBK Championship. The Italian, who was a Ducati rider in the MotoGP class between 2013 and 2016 and is serving a four-year ban from competition from 2020, said: "I've been waiting for this moment for a very long time. I'm finally going back to the track where I've been spending my time until now." Iannone, 34, will replace Philipp Oettl at the Go Eleven team if they fail to secure a place for another of their bikes on the starting line.
After announcing in the morning that he was leaving Kawasaki after nine seasons, it has now become official that Jonathan Rea will move to Yamaha, where he will replace Toprak Razgatlioglu. https://twitter.com/PataYamahaWSBK/status/1698670726864085459?t=9rAyFv5jxy-RtWtWuZhOUw&s=19 Although Rea still had a contract with Kawasaki for next year, both parties agreed to terminate the cooperation early. The Northern Irishman, who won all six of his titles with Kawasaki, has signed a two-year contract with Yamaha. Rea currently sit third overall, with just one win this season. When announcing the news, Yamaha wrote: "We are very happy to announce that Jonathan Rea will join the Yamaha family. Together we share a great desire to win. We were both,
After Alvaro Baustista, it is the second day in Misano, where he once again sat on a Ducati MotoGP motorcycle. The Spaniard sat on a MotoGP motorcycle for the first time since 2018, when he left the most elite motorcycle class. The test represented Ducati's reward for the achievements of the past years in the Superbike class, especially last year's world championship title. He completed a total of 110 laps over two days, and his fastest time was 1:32.590, which is not far off the track record of 1:31.868. https://twitter.com/ArubaRacing/status/1671518287157506054 "I'm very happy because compared to yesterday I made a lot of progress," said Baustista after the end of the second test day. "Yesterday I felt very good on the bike, but today it was after we changed the settings a bit
Toprak Razgatlioglu will play for the BMW team next season. The Turk first announced today that he would leave Yamaha at the end of the season, and a few hours later it became clear that his next employer would be the BMW team. https://twitter.com/WorldSBK/status/1660632668361437185?t=60w9tucZJ_NMgKa1ywaeHQ&s=19 It is currently unknown who the 2021 world champion will replace in the German team. When announcing the news, their sports director Marc Bongers said: "Toprak is currently one of the best racers on the starting line. He is not only a fast racer, he is also a very pleasant person. We are sure that he will quickly introduce himself to our team. We are very much looking forward to the cooperation with him." For the Turkish racer, this will be the third team in his career in the Superbike class, after Kawasaki and Yamaha.
Toprak Razgatlıoğlu will leave the Yamaha team after the end of this year's Superbike class. At the same time, the possibility that the Turkish racer would compete in the MotoGP class for the team from Iwata in the future is also over. Razgatlıoğlu joined Yamaha in the 2020 season, and a year later brought the team its first title in the Superbike class since 2009. This year, he currently occupies third place, but is 69 points behind leader Baustista. Upon announcing the news, Turek wrote: "I would like to thank everyone at Yamaha for the trust shown and all the good times we spent together. When we signed the first contract with Yamaha, the goal was to win the title, which we managed to achieve." "I want a new challenge for the next season. Changes are a part of life and I am happy that, despite my departure, I will maintain a good relationship with the members of Yamaha
Jonathan Rea is the winner of an extremely interesting inaugural Superbike class race in Aragon. He was joined on stage by Alvaro Bautista and Toprak Razgatlıoğlu. Turek thus failed to turn the best starting position into a victory. The race was best started by Toprak Razgatlıoğlu, who took the lead in the first turn. Turek quickly lost the lead against Jonathan Reji. Subsequently, the mentioned racers exchanged the leading position several times. https://twitter.com/WorldSBK/status/1512763350803005446 The only ones who managed to follow the leaders were Alvaro Bautista and Ruben Rinaldi. So in the middle of the race we watched an extremely interesting quadruple fight to win. In the second half, Rinaldi relented. Bautista, Rea and Razgatlıoğlu remained in the forefront. Four laps before
Toprak Razgatlıoğlu is the winner of the first Superbike class race in Portimau, Portugal. He was joined on stage by Scott Redding and Loris Baz. At the beginning of the race we watched an extremely interesting fight between Razgatlıoğl and Reo, which was joined by Redding. They took turns at the helm of the race several times. Above all, the two main candidates for the title were relentless towards each other in overtaking. Perhaps the decisive moment in this year’s championship, however, happened at the end of the fifth lap when Jonathan Rea finished the race with a fall in the lead. The six-time consecutive world champion of this class is 45 points behind the leading Turk after today's race.
After a fourth fall in four races, Alvaro Bautista has incredibly practically written off this season. Bautista recorded a record run of eleven consecutive victories in the first eleven races of the season, and due to a huge leap in scoring, it seemed that the Spaniard at Ducati would not miss this year’s championship title. But the former MotoGP racer was turned his back on luck in the last races and reigning champion Jonathan Rea made a 110-point difference in just four races as he took a 61-point lead with a 49-point lead. Bautista showed encouraging form before the first race in Laguna Seca, as he qualified for the first starting line-up in the qualifications, but then drove behind Reo and his teammate Chaz Davies in the race and fell in the fifth lap. "I'm in the first race again