The 2021 World Superbike champion, Razgatlioglu will work with Cal Crutchlow at the Spanish circuit for two days starting on April 10th until April 11th. They have tested YZR-M1 before in Motorland Aragon, however, it was stopped due to bad weather.
The Turkish rider, who is part of Yamaha’s team in the production-based series, currently ranks second after recently winning a race and coming in second during the Mandalika round last month.
He is really looking forward to trying out Yamaha’s YZR-M1 MotoGP bike at Jerez, a track that he likes a lot. It seems like there could be an opportunity for him to make the switch over to MotoGP with his connections next year.
The last test in Aragon (a place) was not a good one because of the bad weather. But in Jerez, we might have better conditions and more time on the track which will give me a chance to understand how it feels to ride a professional MotoGP bike. I am thankful to Yamaha for giving me this opportunity.
The Yamaha MotoGP boss, Lin Jarvis, is going to the Jerez test then to the USA race at the Circuit of the Americas. He is excited to watch Toprak Razgatlioglu’s progress while on the YZR-M1 bike. Jarvis said with excitement, “We feel honored that we can let Toprak ride our YZR-M1 again!”
I will be at Jerez to watch Toprak’s newest racing test, and then I’m heading off to Austin for the Grand Prix. Toprak is a great motorcycle racer and I’m dying to see his racing skills on our factory MotoGP bike. He’ll get to race along Cal in the testing of our 2023 YZR-M1.
Yamaha has had a tough beginning to the 2023 MotoGP season and is currently in fourth place in the standings. The best performance they have achieved so far was Franco Morbidelli coming fourth in Argentina.