Toprak Razgatlioglu ended Jonathan Rea’s hegemony over WorldSBK. Arrived in Indonesia with a cushty lead over the winner of the final six titles, his second place in Race 1 – postponed to this Sunday due to the rain that fell on Saturday – gave him the mandatory result in clinch the world crown even earlier than the final one. check of the season. The primary Turkish winner in WorldSBK and naturally the primary Turkish Champion within the class, the Yamaha rider doesn’t disguise his emotion.
“We’re Champions … I do not know what to say!”, Toprak Razgatlioglu advised the championship’s official web site. “It is a special occasion for me. After Assen I stated ‘OK the championship is over’, as a result of I appeared on the standings earlier than, I by no means did after. I simply centered on the races and right here I’m. The races weren’t straightforward for me, I did my greatest and we’re Champions. It was not straightforward, as a result of in lots of races and in lots of instances we have had falls or issues, however now we’re right here. “
Razgatlioglu devoted his world coronation to his father Aric, a stuntman who took him to the motorbike, tragically disappeared in an accident 4 years in the past: “I’ve all the time stated it this season, my dream was to be World Champion. I dedicate [le titre] to my father. I’m very completely happy. It is an incredible day and it is actually necessary to me. He labored for me and he will not be capable of see that I am World Champion, however he was saying on a regular basis ‘Toprak will probably be World Champion’. It’s for him”.
Toprak Razgatlioglu will defend his crown subsequent season. Approached by the Petronas SRT crew, now renamed RNF, to hitch MotoGP this summer season, he most well-liked to deal with WorldSBK however didn’t rule out becoming a member of the premier class in 2023, regardless of a contract to drive Yamaha in his championship. present for the following two years.