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Sofuoglu: "Toprak wants to leave SBK for MotoGP, I already told BMW."

Razgatlıoğlu intends to break his contract with the German manufacturer until the end of 2025 to switch paddocks and make his debut in the premier class as early as next year

SBK: Sofuoglu:

Toprak Razgatlıoğlu's gamble to abandon Yamaha for BMW at the moment has paid off. The Turk is leading the SBK championship and dominated the recent round at Misano. On paper it is a fairy tale marriage, but it may soon be over. Toprak has a signed contract until 2025 with the German manufacturer, but he seems to have a way out should the MotoGP doors open for him.

The possibility was confirmed, in an interview with Speedweek, by Kenan Sofuoglu, Razgatlıoğlu's manager: "things with BMW are going very, very, very well and this chapter takes us to another level. There is a lot of interest in Toprak in the MotoGP paddock, already for next year. We have a two-year contract, but I have already informed BMW that we want to leave Superbike at the end of this year and move to MotoGP. I explained to them that this was Toprak's wish."

There has been talk of the Turkish rider moving to the prototype championship for years, but apart from a test at Aragon on the Yamaha, this possibility had never materialized. There are rumors that BMW might enter MotoGP in 2027, but Razgatlıoğlu, who will turn 28 in October, does not want to wait.

So his manager is moving forward, "we don't know exactly how things will go yet, we have to reach an agreement with BMW. It's also about the future, we all know that BMW wants to get into MotoGP. If everyone agrees with Toprak's wish, then I will try to make it happen."


Translated by Julian Thomas

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