WSBK, Davide Tardozzi Ducati: “Toprak Razgatlioglu is a real talent, he has very interesting characteristics to ride a MotoGP”

Toprak Razgatlioglu achieves feats on his M1000RR, demonstrating that signing with BMW was a wise decision for his career. Current leader of the 2024 World Superbike rankings, the Turkish rider shone last weekend at Misano Adriatico, winning a hat-trick of unexpected victories. Alvaro Bautista, on his Ducati, had dominated the previous races on this circuit, but Razgatlioglu changed the situation, winning brilliantly and forcing his competitors to redouble their efforts for the next rounds.

Davide Tardozziguest of Sky Sport to comment on the Misano Superpole Race, was full of praise for
Razgatliogluaffirming that he has the potential to also shine in MotoGP: “ he’s a real talent and
I would have liked to have had it in MotoGP
these last years. It has very interesting characteristics for riding a MotoGP. I think he could have been a top driver. I was very surprised that no one brought him to this championship, because he could have put on a great show. He made the qualitative leap to Superbike with Yamaha, and now it’s BMW that benefits from its performance. »

The team manager
Ducati MotoGP also shared an anecdote involving Razgatlioglu et
Pecco Bagnaiashowing the esteem that the MotoGP world champion has for his Turkish colleague: “ Toprak enjoys the respect of many pilots. Bagnaiawho saw him during the Portimao test, told me: ‘He’s someone who goes really fast’. »

Davide Tardozzi: « BMW technical recovery is called Toprak Razgatlioglu, they bought half a second per lap »

Despite some improvements made to the M1000RR, it is
Razgatlioglu which makes the difference, as pointed out Tardozzi : « he has the mastery of the motorcycle of the great champions. Has BMW closed the technical gap? Technical recovery is called Razgatlioglu, they bought half a second per round. » The difference in performance between the Turk and his teammates is indeed notable and lends credence to this analysis relayed by Corsedimoto.

Alvaro Bautistaovertaken in the ranking by his teammate Nicolò Bulega, must react quickly. HAS Donington et Most, he will have to try to reduce Razgatlioglu’s lead in the world championship. If Open up does not have the pressure of having to win from his debut in the category, Bautistawith the team Aruba Ducati, must find a solution. maybe the mandatory kilos of ballast on his Panigale V4 R prevent him from performing like in 2023, but the Spaniard and his team must adapt to remain competitive against Razgatlioglu.

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