Toprak Razgatlioglu wants to return to 2021-spec Yamaha WSBK bike



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Toprak Razgatlioglu wants to return to 2021-spec Yamaha WSBK bike

Razgatlioglu is planning a return to the full 2021-spec bike for the second round of the championship at Assen, as last year's package proved to be good. “I'm not using any new electronics,” he revealed, as quoted by motorsport.

“I use the old one and the other Yamaha riders used the new one. “I was feeling much better on the old one. The new one is also good. But in some areas I like the old one. In the rain the new electronics are working very well.

For dry I use an old one. “I think we will come back to the 2021 bike completely, as it will feel much better at Assen”.

Progress

The Turk feels that his team will progress more and more in the next races. “I remember last year we were not really strong and I saw just one podium in Aragon,” he explained.

“This year we started strong despite normally Yamaha not really being strong on this track. “We see three podiums this week. For me, it's a good weekend. But after this track we will start being stronger. We will see in the next round.

I’m feeling much better about Assen. “In the Superpole race, I was feeling much better and for the second race I tried [a different] set-up. The feeling was [already] good but with some changes I felt much better.

“Again it was the same problem. In braking points I wasn't really strong in Race 2, because the rear of the bike is in the air and it won't stop. But anyway, third position again, again a podium and we took good points for the championship."

Razgatlioglu had an interesting race with Michael Rinaldi. “I’m always good at fighting, but when one rider is a little bit fast and I'm a little bit slow, I'm not good at fighting because I just try some corners catching him,” he said.

“With Michael, I passed him because I was fighting with him [on equal terms]. I understand he tried early braking, I understand he's turning on the inside. I first went wide and came back again fast [towards the] inside.

“I touched him a little bit but this was no problem because it's racing and he had not crashed, this was important. [But overall] not an easy race for me, [there were some] very fast laptimes”.