Turkish celebrity Razgatlioglu delivered Yamaha its first WSBK title in 2021 since 2009 when he beat Jonathan Rea in an exhilarating season that went all the way down to the ultimate spherical in Indonesia final November.
Razgatlioglu had been linked to a MotoGP swap for 2022 with Yamaha’s satellite tv for pc outfit – which was previously Petronas SRT, and is now the rebranded RNF Racing – however signed a two-year deal to remain with the Japanese marque in WSBK.
Regardless of this, Razgatlioglu didn’t rule out a MotoGP transfer in 2023 in a publish on his social media channels earlier this 12 months, whereas Yamaha confirmed in February it will host a personal check for him on its MotoGP bike.
In an unique interview with Autosport, Jarvis says Razgatlioglu’s check – as a consequence of happen in June – is each a prize for his WSBK title and an analysis of a possible MotoGP step in 2023.
“I might say it’s a bit of little bit of each, as a result of clearly successful the championship was an ideal feat he did final 12 months, first time for us [Yamaha] since 2009,” Jarvis mentioned.
“So, that was an vital factor, we actually respect and respect that.
“So, to strive the M1, we had an concept for him to strive it rather a lot sooner than we lastly will.
“Issues didn’t work out as a result of our championship ran late, his ran late. There have been many explanation why it didn’t occur earlier.
Lin Jarvis, Yamaha Manufacturing unit Racing
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“So, lastly that first idea has transitioned and turned into a unique idea now as a result of for positive it’s one of many concerns for him to change to MotoGP.
“What we’ve mentioned to him is anyway in case you’re going to make the swap, do it sooner reasonably than later as a result of he’s going be 26 this 12 months. So, if he’s going come to MotoGP he ought to do it quickly. So, what higher than to do a severe check on the M1?
“So, we now have a check deliberate for him in June and we’ll dedicate a crew to him and we’ll spend a complete day testing with him.
“Will probably be the primary probability to see and really feel how he can carry out on that bike. I additionally consider he might be undoubtedly a succesful rider within the MotoGP class.”
Jarvis says it’s seemingly any transfer to MotoGP with Yamaha for Razgatlioglu will come at its satellite tv for pc squad, although at current it solely has a one-year cope with RNF.
Franco Morbidelli additionally has a manufacturing unit contract via to the tip of 2023, although a poor begin to 2022 has put the Italian below stress. Fabio Quartararo is prone to stay with Yamaha in 2023 regardless of contract negotiations nonetheless progressing.
“The query is in fact he’s [Razgatlioglu] on a manufacturing unit contract in World Superbikes,” Jarvis added.
“In fact each rider at all times needs to maneuver right into a manufacturing unit crew, however we possibly don’t have an opportunity in 2023.
“So, I feel in that case the one factor we might provide to him is a manufacturing unit contract with a satellite tv for pc crew placement.
“Nevertheless it’s too early to speak about that and it’s too early to speak about whether or not that might be fascinating for him or acceptable for him.
“He has a contract with Yamaha Europe longer than 2022 I feel.
“However he might keep longer in Superbike. There are lots of methods to have profession, as Johnny Rea will attest to.”