Toprak Razgatlioglu1996-10-16 (age 23)
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Toprak Razgatlioglu once again beat Kawasaki counterpart Jonathan Rea in France, after charging through from 16th to take victory in the 10-lap World Superbike Superpole race.
Toprak Razgatlioglu snatched a historic maiden victory from Jonathan Rea on the last lap of a thrilling 800th World Superbike race in the opening contest at Magny-Cours.
Jonathan Rea says he stands by Kawasaki's decision to bench Toprak Razgatlioglu during the Suzuka 8 Hours, even though this pushed the Turkish rider into severing ties with the marque.
The chances that Alvaro Bautista will remain part of the Ducati World Superbike team past this year have been “reduced to a flicker”, according to the Italian manufacturer’s sporting director Paolo Ciabatti.
Kawasaki duo Leon Haslam and Jonathan Rea have described their “rollercoaster of emotions” in the Suzuka 8 Hours, as they went from losing the race on the last lap to being declared eventual winners.
Jonathan Rea passed Honda’s Stefan Bradl on-track to put Kawasaki in the lead of the Suzuka 8 Hours at the halfway point of the race.
Jonathan Rea fended off Toprak Razgatlioglu in a tense second World Superbike feature race at Donington Park to complete the treble and extend his championship lead.
BMW World Superbike rider Tom Sykes led the timesheets at the end of Friday practice ahead of Alex Lowes at Donington Park, after topping both sessions on the S1000RR.
The Puccetti Kawasaki World Superbike squad has announced it will run Superstock 1000 ace Toprak Razgatlioglu as its sole rider next season.