FIRST LOOK: Toprak Razgatlioglu on a BMW

Toprak Razgatlioglu has finally jumped on his 2024 WorldSBK BMW.
FIRST LOOK: Toprak Razgatlioglu on a BMW

The 2021 World Superbike champion was delayed in testing next year's new machinery due to a contractual clause with Yamaha which prevented him taking part in the postseason test.

But now, Razgatlioglu has done his first laps on the BMW.

But he has been warned by Andrea Dovizioso that a new bike will not guarantee the championship: "I think he’s so talented. I like him as a person. I don’t know a lot about him, but I spoke with him, and he seems like a nice person. 

“I think, with BMW, in two years, Toprak can change the situation a bit and become competitive with BMW."

Next year's WSBK season will be punctuated by Jonathan Rea, the six-time champion, leaving Kawasaki to replace Razgatlioglu at Yamaha.

But the Turkish rider's fresh move is another big deal in the paddock which could help shape the title picture.

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