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SBK, Toprak: "It's my first time at Assen with BMW, but I know where I can go"

"I am ready for this appointment and aware of our potential. The goal is to finish on the podium, but if I have the right confidence I know we can win again."

SBK: Toprak:

Toprak Razgatlioglu is ready for the challenge of the TT. In Holland Superbike faces its third round of the season and there is no shortage of anticipation for the Turk, fresh off his first two successes with BMW. Surely the riders will find quite different conditions at the Dutch TT, and then one must remain on alert.

The fact remains that 54 is pawing: "I'm very happy to come back to Assen," he said, "we don't know what the weather will be like yet, but it's always a bit difficult to predict there. It looks like it will be cold and maybe there will be some rain at the race weekend, but we'll see. Assen is van der Mark's home race and maybe he can help me a little bit, since this is my first time with the BMW and Michael has always been strong on that track. Maybe he can help me with the lines to follow and some data."

On expectations, Toprak is clear: "My goal is to fight for the podium again, but as I said this is my first race in Holland with BMW. We know what our potential is and if I have confidence I will fight for the victory. Overall I am happy and I hope to see two BMWs on the podium. I am ready, in fact I have been training every day, especially in the last five, training two or three times a day. So I feel ready for this challenge and the motivation is really great after the last results, both from me and the team."

Picking up his words is van der Mark:"It's really nice to race at Assen, my home circuit, and I think we've come at the right time. We had two good rounds between Australia and Spain and we are here with a lot of confidence. It will be a busy weekend for me, with a lot of friends and family, but it's great. I will enjoy this weekend, knowing that the base of the bike is really good and we can be very competitive. My goal for the weekend is to fight for the podium and it would be great to be on the podium in my home round."

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