Kenan Sofuoglu praises Torpak Razgatlioglu’s success in Superbike and challenges Jonathan Rea for the 2022 season: “It will not be simple to beat him”.
Jonathan Rea dominated the Superbike World Championship from 2015 to 2020, breaking all crucial information. 112 wins, 215 podiums, 35 pole positions, are simply a number of the numbers of this legendary champion. Within the 2020 season he sowed Scott Redding with a spot of 55 factors. In 2019, the hole from Alvaro Bautista was 165 factors. In 2021, nonetheless, he discovered on his path the younger Toprak Razgatlioglu who was in a position to break the Northern Irish monopoly with a gritty driving type and a technically full YZF-R1.
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The Turkish Yamaha rider boasts spectacular numbers. In 39 races he collected solely three zeros, one because of a a lot mentioned contact with Gerloff, two because of technical issues. 14 wins and 16 podiums, a haul of 564 factors, 13 greater than Jonathan Rea. Credit score for the success additionally goes to the mentor and supervisor Kenan Sofuoglu, who has at all times been near him as a brother. “Jonathan Rea was in a tough place, Toprak was rather more relaxed“, The Supersport pentacampionist informed Speedweek.com. “As a driver you recognize precisely who can beat you on the monitor. Johnny felt this 12 months that Toprak was very robust and will lose the championship. However Johnny confirmed Lombok what he’s able to. He gained each races after which congratulated Toprak: he’s a really good and sporty particular person“.
Instantly after crossing the end line Jonathan Rea eliminated the quantity # 1 from his Kawasaki ZX-10RR. He was already fascinated with the following Superbike championship, when he’ll attempt to take again the world title. “It will not be simple for Johnny, I do know“Added Kenan Sofuoglu. “If I have been Johnny, I’d know the way exhausting it could be to beat Toprak. However Johnny is a winner. The toughest factor for him will likely be to remain motivated. If you’re the serial winner and all of a sudden others beat you, then you definately arrive at a harmful stage in your profession. It is powerful for a champion. Then it turns into increasingly tough to maintain up the tempo. However that is sport“.
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