Motorcycles Turk replaces Alex Lowes in the SBK World Championship - Toprak Razgatlioglu changes to Yamaha

16:20  01 october  2019
16:20  01 october  2019 Source:   motorradonline.de

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Razgatlioglu replaces long-time Yamaha rider Alex Lowes , whose departure from the Japanese manufacturer was confirmed on Sunday. He stayed with the outfit in 2019 and scored his maiden win in the first race at Magny-Cours last weekend, before beating Jonathan Rea to the top spot again in

Toprak Razgatlioglu exits Kawasaki and is officially confirmed alongside Michael van der Mark at Pata Yamaha for the 2020 WorldSBK season van der Mark – who in fourth overall is just ahead of Ragatlioglu in the overall standings – will head into his third season with the Pata Yamaha team, with

change at Yamaha in the Superbike World Championship. Toprak Razgatlioglu moves from Kawasaki to Yamaha, where he succeeds Alex Lowes.

  Türke ersetzt Alex Lowes in der SBK-WM - Toprak Razgatlioglu wechselt zu Yamaha © 2snap

Last weekend the victory in the first race in Magny-Cours (France), today the switch to Yamaha: The Turkish Superbike World Championship driver Toprak Razgatlioglu is making headlines these days. The previous Kawasaki rider, who drew attention to himself this season with good performances, will start for Yamaha in the upcoming SBK season, replacing Alex Lowes. The second cockpit will be occupied by Michael van der Mark this season.

turning point 8-hour race in Suzuka?

The reason for the change could have been the 8-hour race in Suzuka. Toprak Razgatlioglu was not used in the long-distance race. Jonathan Rea and Leon Haslam led Kawasaki to victory in Suzuka, which apparently was not well received by Razgatlioglu and his manager Kenan Sofuoglu. Now Yamaha is taking on the Turkish talent.

Alex Lowes, who is currently in third place in the SBK World Championship standings and is therefore the best-positioned Yamaha rider in the standings, could go the other way round and in the coming season as teammate of Jonathan Rea for that Kawasaki factory team start. However, this has not yet been officially confirmed. Rumor has it that Yamaha Lowes actually wanted to transfer to Ten Kate or GRT internally. This option was out of the question for the Englishman.

WSBK Donington: Sykes gives BMW the first pole with the new S1000RR .
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