Exciting news in the world of Superbike racing as Toprak Razgatlioglu has officially announced his move to the ROKiT BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team for the 2024 season.
After leaving Yamaha, Razgatlioglu will embark on a new chapter in his career, joining BMW and riding their powerful M1000RR machine.
Having spent four successful seasons with Yamaha, Razgatlioglu leaves behind a remarkable record of 33 race victories and a total of 93 podium finishes in his WorldSBK career.
Out of these, 31 wins and 78 podiums were achieved with Yamaha, while the rest came during his time with Puccetti Kawasaki in 2018 and 2019. The identity of Razgatlioglu’s teammate for the 2024 season is yet to be confirmed.
Following in the footsteps of his former teammate, Michael van der Mark, who made the switch to BMW for the 2021 campaign, Razgatlioglu’s move to the German manufacturer adds even more excitement to the upcoming season.
Van der Mark had an impressive debut season with BMW, claiming a victory in the Tissot Superpole Race at Portimao in challenging weather conditions.
The BMW Motorrad team expressed their enthusiasm for Razgatlioglu’s arrival, acknowledging his exceptional talent and character both on and off the track.
Marc Bongers, BMW Motorrad Motorsport Director, praised Razgatlioglu as one of the best riders in the field and emphasized his confidence in the rider’s seamless integration into the BMW Motorrad family.
Dr. Markus Schramm, Head of BMW Motorrad, expressed pride in Razgatlioglu’s decision to join BMW and highlighted the move as a forward-looking step for their WorldSBK project.
Fans around the world eagerly anticipate the start of the 2024 season, where they will witness Razgatlioglu’s formidable skills combined with BMW’s expertise and the dynamic capabilities of the M1000RR. This promising collaboration promises to bring new thrills and intense competition to the Superbike racing scene.