WorldSBK: Razgatlioglu hails “incredible stage with electronics, ready to race!” | Superbikes of the world

Could WorldSBK champion Toprak Razgatlioglu be even more formidable in 2022 after the Turkish star called Yamaha’s new electronic packages a big improvement.

Razgatlioglu completed last week’s two-day test at Aragon the fastest of Garrett Gerloff, while opting to conduct a similar program to Portimao which included intensive testing of new electronics and engine upgrades from the Japanese manufacturer.

While at Portimao Razgatlioglu finished fastest over expected title rival Jonathan Rea – setting a new unofficial lap record in the process – testing at Aragon looked just as productive if the 25-year-old’s comments are to be expected. the height.

Razgatlioglu, who will get his first taste of the new 2022 R1 during a two-day test in Catalonia on March 25-26, told WorldSBK.com: “I remember that in 2020 and 21, I didn’t Wasn’t really strong here, but today we were very strong.

“On the SC0 tire I did a (1m) 49.9s which is a very good lap time for me. We also tried a little race simulation and the lap time was very consistent, that’s good for me.

“We are ready to race! Next time in Catalonia we will test many new parts again and I will ride the 2022 bike. We have used new electronics and we will use new electronics again in Catalonia.

“We’ll see because we’ve taken an incredible step with the electronics. I like that. I hope that in Catalonia we can improve more.”

When asked in which areas the new e-packages help the most, Razgatlioglu provided a short but to the point answer.

“Everything! Engine braking, traction control, anti-wheelie, everything is a good step, an improvement.”

As is the case with GRT Yamaha, Razgatlioglu and Pata Yamaha will unveil their new 2022 colors at the Catalunya test, which comes three days after Kawasaki did the same with its factory team KRT.

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