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Razgatlioglu was in body for a seat in Yamaha’s MotoGP roster on the again of his historic title success in WSBK final yr, with the Japanese producer going so far as handing him a check outing on the M1 to judge him for a transfer to grand prix racing as early as 2023.
However RNF Racing’s resolution to go away the Yamaha fold and turn out to be an Aprilia buyer workforce ended any hopes of a 2023 MotoGP change for the Turkish rider.
Denning believes that Razgatlioglu lacking out on the transfer might develop into a blessing in disguise for the 25-year-old, as a spot on the manufacturing facility Yamaha squad may open up in 2024 ought to the Iwata model not renew Franco Morbidelli’s contract.
He additionally highlighted that Razgatlioglu can be free to signal for any producer as soon as his present Yamaha deal expires after 2023.
“I can’t say what alternatives he could have for ‘24 onwards, however most likely from his viewpoint it’s not the worst factor on the planet both [to stay in WSBK another year],” Denning instructed Motorsport.com’s German version.
“On the finish of ‘23, he’s a free agent and might do no matter he desires. Possibly one other producer in MotoGP comes knocking.
“I hope he could have extra alternatives to show himself on the M1 subsequent yr and perhaps Yamaha will take into account him for the manufacturing facility workforce in ‘24. I believe anyway for him it’s higher as a result of he could have extra choices.
“He’s an enormous asset for us and the [World Superbike] championship, however it might be that he has extra alternatives and choices on the finish of ‘23 anyway.”
Toprak Razgatlioglu, Pata Yamaha WorldSBK
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Yamaha’s curiosity in bringing Razgatlioglu throughout to MotoGP for 2023 appeared restricted to a spot with its satellite tv for pc workforce, regardless of not having a cope with reigning champion Quartararo at the moment.
With Razgatlioglu’s supervisor Kenan Sofuoglu adamant that his rider would solely take into account a grand prix change on a manufacturing facility bike, Denning mentioned he knew he did not have to fret about dropping his primary rider as quickly as Quartararo signed a contemporary two-year deal to stick with Yamaha.
“To be sincere, I by no means anticipated him to go [to MotoGP in 2023],” mentioned Denning. “Yamaha is a reasonably appropriate firm they usually have a contract with Franco Morbidelli, who’s struggling this yr however has a historical past with Yamaha of being a front-runner.
“What I realized from working with Kenan [Sofuoglu] and Toprak is that they don’t inform lies, ever. If they are saying, ‘we’re solely taken with MotoGP if it’s with a manufacturing facility workforce’, it’s not a tactic, it’s not a sport.
“It’s simply they like to remain right here as a substitute of going to a second [satellite] workforce. So when it was clear when there have been two riders within the manufacturing facility workforce [after Quartararo was renewed], it wasn’t a lot of a query.”