Toprak Razgatlioglu: “My goal is to get the first win with BMW”

Toprak Razgatlioglu says his main aim at the beginning of the 2024 WorldSBK campaign is to secure BMW’s first victory.

Toprak Razgatlioglu, Jerez WorldSBK test, 25 January
Toprak Razgatlioglu, Jerez WorldSBK test, 25 January

After four very successful seasons with Yamaha, Toprak Razgatlioglu made a huge move to BMW for the next two WorldSBK campaigns.

Razgatlioglu have been very impressive during pre-season testing, and although Ducati have been just as impressive, it’s clear that Razgatlioglu will be a force when racing begins next weekend.

One more test will take place before the season-opener, but for Razgatlioglu the adaptation to his M 1000 RR is well on its way to being completed.

Razgatlioglu, who won the 2021 world title, was arguably more impressive last season as pushed Alvaro Bautista to the final round.

Bautista and Ducati put together the most dominant season ever in the series, but Razgatlioglu still fought for the title until two races remaining.

Looking ahead to his first round with BMW, Razgatlioglu told “The feeling with the project is very good. Testing is very positive. We are not 100% ready but every day we are getting closer.

“In general, the bike isn’t bad. Every day, we are improving, and this is important. I’m very excited for the first race.

“It’s not easy to say whether can fight for the title in 2024. If we improve the bike, we will fight for the Championship.

“My first goal is to get the first win with BMW. We’re not so far away, I feel.

“I just need more time to understand and improve the bike, especially the setup. I hope we improve it and find the setup before racing.”

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