Defending Superstock 600 champion Toprak Razgatlioglu is to make an unexpected World Superbike Championship debut in Australia this weekend after being called up to replace the injured Josh Hook.

Grillini Kawasaki rider Hook crashed heavily during pre-season testing at Phillip Island this week, the Australian suffering a dislocated shoulder that has forced him to withdraw from what would have been his WSBK debut.

His misfortune though has opened the door unexpectedly for Turkish star Razgatlioglu, runaway winner of the European Superstock 600 crown last year and prot?g? of World Supersport Champion Kenan Sofuoglu, who will step aboard the Kawasaki ZX-10R this weekend.

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