Razgatlioglu 2024 MotoGP transfer off as he joins BMW in World Superbikes - Motor Informed

Razgatlioglu 2024 MotoGP transfer off as he joins BMW in World Superbikes

Razgatlioglu has been a mainstay on the WSBK grid since his debut in 2018 with the Kawasaki-backed Puccetti squad, with which he took his first wins within the collection in 2019.

For 2020, Razgatlioglu moved to Yamaha and ended its title drought courting again to Ben Spies in 2009 when he clinched the championship in 2021 by 13 factors from WSBK dominator Jonathan Rea.

Runner-up in 2022, Razgatlioglu presently sits second in 2023 however is already 69 factors behind Ducati’s Alvaro Bautista – who has gained all however one race to this point this season, with the opposite taken by Razgatlioglu.

On Monday morning Yamaha introduced it will be parting methods with Razgatlioglu on the finish of the 2023 season, making any MotoGP transfer look unlikely. 

In April, Razgatlioglu tested a Yamaha MotoGP bike at Jerez in an outing attended by the crew’s prime brass, with the 26-year-old linked to a transfer to the collection in 2024.

Yamaha crew boss Lin Jarvis performed this down when requested about it on the Americas GP, noting that the Japanese marque is unlikely to have a satellite tv for pc squad once more subsequent yr and can want an skilled hand in its manufacturing facility outfit ought to Franco Morbidelli be moved on.

In a crew assertion Razgatlioglu says “there was a chance to go to MotoGP” subsequent yr, however he “didn’t really feel the identical reference to the MotoGP bike” that he does with a Superbike.

Toprak Razgatlioglu, Pata Yamaha WorldSBK

Toprak Razgatlioglu, Pata Yamaha WorldSBK

Picture by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

“I wish to say to the entire Yamaha household a really massive thanks for the love and respect they’ve proven me,” he stated.

“To win the world championship was my dream after I signed with Yamaha, and we reached that aim collectively.

“For subsequent season I really feel I would like a brand new problem and whereas there was a chance in MotoGP, I didn’t really feel the identical reference to the MotoGP bike that I’ve with the superbike.

“But when I’m to remain in WorldSBK then I would like a brand new goal, a brand new ambition. I’m sorry to go away Yamaha, each the model and the individuals, as we’ve got an excellent relationship, however change is a part of any sport and regular for any skilled.

“So, a giant thanks to Yamaha Motor Firm, Yamaha Motor Europe, Yamaha Motor Turkiye, the Pata Yamaha Prometeon WorldSBK Crew and particularly to my crew, who’ve all labored so exhausting for me.”

Razgatlioglu’s two-day check at Jerez in April ended with him slightly below a second behind Yamaha check rider Cal Crutchlow, which already put some doubt on the Turk making the change in 2024.

Yamaha has already set out a timeline for Morbidelli to save lots of his seat with the crew in MotoGP, with Jarvis wanting a decision made by the summer break on the finish of June.

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Morbidelli, who sits 13th within the standings on 40 factors having managed a finest results of fourth in 2023 to this point, instructed Autosport through the French Grand Prix that he felt “belief” from Yamaha about his future.

Present Pramac Ducati rider Jorge Martin has been linked to his manufacturing facility Yamaha seat, with the Spaniard’s present contract stating he can go away Ducati a yr early if he’s supplied a manufacturing facility crew deal.

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