Pata Yamaha head into the Inaugural WorldSBK Navarra round with not one, but two riders ready to fight for victory. 

Championship contender Toprak Razgatlioglu had his best points scoring round of the season last time at Most. 

The Turkish rider took back-to-back victories before settling for second in race two. And after closing a 37 point deficit to just three in the championship, winning remains the aim this weekend. 

"We had a good weekend in Most, and now I still only focus on the next races. Always, I want to win and this is what we work towards," said Razgatlioglu.  

"If I think about the championship I feel stressed! So this is the best way. I like the track in Navarra – it is different with some fast and slow parts which suits my style. 

"We had a good test there two months ago and I felt good with the R1. We will see on Friday, in practice we will focus on making a good set-up for the races." 

On the other side of the garage, Andrea Locatelli has risen into a consistent podium challenger in recent rounds. 

The Italian feels ready to join the ‘fight with the first group’ after having clinched a podium at both Assen and Most, while also finishing the two other Czech races in fourth. 

Locatelli: "I feel like I can now start to fight with the first group on track – in Most this was really nice and it was a new track for almost everyone. 

"We have a good base setting from the test in Navarra, so I hope we can continue in the same way. 

"The feeling with the R1 is coming more and more easy for me and I enjoy riding it very much. 

"The goal is to keep improving step by step and be able to push in every round to compete at the front. I am looking forward to seeing my team again this weekend and working to continue this way!"