The title of Toprak Razgatlioglu, present WorldSBK chief, has been circulating for a number of years within the alleys of the MotoGP paddock. Till lately, he was introduced ahead to hitch the Petronas workforce, future RNF, which has a free place for the 2022 MotoGP season. The Turk, nonetheless, ended hypothesis by extending his contract with Yamaha in his present class, not for one season however for 2. However, he says at present that he doesn’t rule out a passage in MotoGP in 2023, supplied he first wins the world crown with the R1.
“I am staying [en WorldSBK] as a result of I nonetheless have two years in my contract “, Razgatlioglu informed the official WorldSBK web site. “I hope to be champion this yr. I really like the paddock. I’ve at all times beloved it, I say I used to be born right here. Perhaps I’ll make my complete profession right here. Perhaps if I’m champion l subsequent yr, I’ll go to MotoGP [en 2023], I dont know. I will likely be staying right here not less than this yr and the subsequent. “
Razgatlioglu might make the most of the rising hyperlinks between Yamaha constructions in each classes to quickly take the handlebars of the M1 in a check. After discussing the concept, he confirmed taxiing was scheduled nevertheless it ought to be postponed, because the Mandalika date has been added to the WorldSBK calendar.
“Usually that was scheduled for the race weekend in Indonesia. […] Corn [repousser le test] will not be an issue as a result of this yr is necessary for me. I’ll have many alternatives to check MotoGP. We’ll see. This yr I’ll focus on my work and perhaps after that I’ll check MotoGP. “
Rossi want to see Razgatlioglu in MotoGP
The attainable arrival of Toprak Razgatlioglu in MotoGP excites Valentino Rossi, impressed by the performances of the rival of Jonathan Rea this yr. “I actually like Toprak as a result of he is a really fashionable pilot”, underlined the Italian. “He’s younger, very properly ready bodily, and above all he has good management of his machine. I believe that’s his robust level. He’s quick.”
“I’m very completely satisfied that he takes the handlebars of the M1 as a result of I believe he can carry out properly. He may also be good in MotoGP as a result of he stays younger and has an excellent potential. This yr , the battle with Rea is absolutely enjoyable, very good to comply with as a result of we have now two WorldSBK riders on the prime, and their brawls are at all times good to see.
“I believe it is an actual disgrace that Jonathan Rea did not have the chance to come back to MotoGP 5 or 6 years in the past, as a result of he rides very well. He had the potential to be good at MotoGP.”