Turkish star Toprak Razgatlıoğlu to stay with Yamaha in WorldSBK
Yamaha Motor Europe is delighted to announce a new two-year contract extension for the FIM Superbike World Championship title contender. And multiple race-winner Toprak Razgatlıoğlu.
After a solid first season aboard the Yamaha R1 in 2020. Where Razgatlıoğlu won on his first outing at Phillip Island. And scored two further victories on his way to fourth in the series standings.
The Turkish rider has made another significant step forward so far this year.
It sits second in the championship, having already scored seven podiums. Including a sensational win at Misano.
Those performances have attracted the attention of teams in both WorldSBK and MotoGP. But ahead of the Donington Park WorldSBK round Yamaha Motor Europe.
And the 24-year-old agreed on a new two-year contract extension. Which will see Razgatlıoğlu spearhead Yamaha’s assault on the FIM Superbike World Championship until the end of 2023.
Yamaha has become like my family, and I’m thrilled to be signing for another two years.
I think we’ve improved the bike a lot since I joined for the 2020 season. So it was an easy decision for me to make.
We are fighting for the championship this year, we’re very close to the top. And I have the best people around me in the Pata Yamaha with the Brixx team pit box to help me achieve my goals.
I like the WorldSBK paddock, and I’m happy racing here. Maybe MotoGP is something I will think about in the future, but for now.
I am entirely focused on getting the job done here in WorldSBK. Thank you to everyone who has worked to make this happen, and now I look forward to the future together with Yamaha.
Road Racing Manager, Yamaha Motor Europe
We started this journey together with Toprak in 2020, a strange year for everyone, but we developed a good relationship.
That served as the basis for the current season, which has been very positive so far. The best since Yamaha came back to WorldSBK.
The Yamaha R1 keeps improving race-by-race, and this allows Toprak to express his incredible talent.
The decision to extend the collaboration between Toprak. And Yamaha Motor Europe for the next two seasons arrived earlier than expected, as we are convinced that there is more to come.
And together, we’ll be able to challenge for the WorldSBK title. I strongly appreciate the trust Toprak has put in Yamaha, for which I thank him, and I can guarantee that we’ll do our best to meet our high expectations.