Toprak Razgatlioglu’s First Reactions on his Move to BMW

December 3, 2023Ray Milton

After a hard fought second place in the World Superbike Championship. Toprak Razgatlioglu starts work at his new home with the ROKiT BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team in preparations for the 2024 season. During the first pre season testing session there were some early technical complications. However by the end of the day Razgatlioglu had the following words:

“On the first lap, I was just smiling. Especially on the corner exit. I know my old bike very well after 4 years but on the exit of the last corner, I felt unbelievable power and over the hill, it was still going. This bike keeps getting faster. I had to adapt the braking at the first corner because I was trying it like I had before but I stopped a lot. Also, after the problem at Turn 1, there was oil on the left side of the track so we used the middle. This wasn’t easy for me to turn into Turn 1. Anyway, every lap I was getting better, understanding the bike and the traction. The throttle connection is much better. I’m very happy and we have many parts to try.”

Despite finishing on the podium the majority of the season behind Alvaro Bautista Razgatlioglu seemed to always be behind a challenge for the top spot in the championship race. Whether the move to BMW will be beneficial from a performance stand point is yet to be determined. However, for now Toprak seems to be right at home as he begins to find chemistry with his new team.