WorldSBK: Razgatlioglu to join the BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team for 2024
After the announcement earlier today that Razgatlioglu would leave Yamaha at the end of 2023 it has now been revealed he will join BMW for 2024
One of the key pieces to the World Superbike grid in 2024 has slotted into place after the 2021 World Superbike Champion, Toprak Razgatlioglu, has announced where he will be riding in 2024.
The Turkish rider announced today that he would leave Yamaha. However, it has now been revealed that he will be switching to BMW machinery for 2024 as he has linked up with the ROKiT BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team.With this switch from Yamaha to BMW means that this will become the third manufacturer that Razgatlioglu will have ridden for in his seven years in World Superbikes.
Marc Bongers, BMW Motorrad Motorsport Director, said: “Toprak is undoubtedly one of the best riders in the field at the moment, which he not only proved by winning the 2021 World Championship title. But he’s not just a fast motorcycle racer, he’s also a great personality off the track. We are convinced that Toprak will settle into the BMW Motorrad Motorsport family very quickly. We are looking forward to our collaboration and to our future together.”
Dr. Markus Schramm, Head of BMW Motorrad, added: “Welcome to the BMW Motorrad Motorsport family, Toprak Razgatlioglu. We are delighted to welcome him to our WorldSBK factory squad from next season on. I am very proud that Toprak has opted to join BMW Motorrad. This is a forward-looking step for our project and a strong commitment of BMW Motorrad Motorsport in World Superbike.”
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