Riding dirtbikes and training to win on the track is much hard work. That’s why Team Pata Yamaha WSBK rider Toprak Razgatlioglu needed a little time off this off-season.
But the 26-year-old wasn’t about to sit by a pool or go for a leisurely jog. Razgatlioglu, who competed in his final WSBK season in 2022, decided he wanted to step up his enduro training and took on where the Sea to Sky Hard Enduro race takes place.
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He’s not just a road racer. He’s a top off-road rider, too. And he’s one of the professional downhill racers in —he only has a few days of his life to spend on the enduro bike each year. He took some time away from racing this winter to have fun on the trails with his buddies.
For those who need to become more familiar, the S2SE is held in Kemer, Turkey. It isn’t your everyday XC-style riding. The trails are well-worn (think enduro), and the scenery is beautiful, but there are a few scary moments—namely, rocky descents that thread along cliff edges and super steep climbs.
Fans of the Enduro Channel know that the Turkish rider is a perennial favourite to be featured in one of their videos. Watch as this WSBK champ slides his rear tire and adds dirt to every corner.
The title might be “On The Trail,” but Toprak’s style looks more aggressive and drifting on asphalt than making his way through dirt switchbacks.
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If Toprak Razgatlioglu faces one of the most demanding trails he’s ever seen, Moto3 standout Deniz Oncu could be facing a full-scale catastrophe. He never stops demanding more from this bike and continually works his way up the hill.
And if you love watching motorcycle racing and wish you could ride like a pro but are worried that you’re not big enough, strong enough, or, dare we say, sexy enough.
Don’t worry because Oncu and Razgatlioglu prove that you can be a world-class rider with just about any physical attribute (or lack thereof) you could think to have. With WSBK and Grand Prix seasons soon arriving, we see many efforts put in by these two riders to hone their skills.
via Sea to Sky