Superbike 2019: Toprak Razgatlioglu renews with Puccetti Kawasaki

Toprak Razgatlioglu will continue to ride with the Kawasaki Puccetti Racing team in the FIM WorldSBK Championship for the 2019 season. At Assen, team principal Manuel Puccetti and the rider’s manager Kenan Sofuoglu were able to reach an agreement that will keep the team from Reggio Emilia and the young Turkish rider together next year.

Born in 1996 in Alanya (Turkey), Razgatlioglu has been part of the Kawasaki Puccetti Racing team since 2015. In that season he became FIM STK600 Champion after grabbing 4 wins and 2 podiums. In 2016 he stepped up to STK1000 together with the team from Reggio Emilia but it was in 2017 that he was able to prove his incredible talent battling till the very end for the championship title. After missing Magny Cours round because of an injury, he fought hard in the final round of the season at Jerez but with 8 points of disadvantage Toprak missed the title finishing second in championship.

In 2018 he moved up in WorldSBK on board the team’s Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR. In his rookie year, Toprak has been able to finish most of the races in the top ten and recently, at Donington Park, he made his first ever podium, finishing second in Race 2 and becoming the first ever Turkish podium finisher in the top class of the championship.

The team from Reggio Emilia and Kawasaki are happy to announce the continuing collaboration with Razgatlioglu supporting him with the best package available, sure that he will soon be able to succeed in the FIM Superbike World Championship.

Manuel Puccetti, Team Principal: “We are very happy to announce that we will keep working with Toprak also next year. At Assen we were able to sign the agreement with his manager Kenan Sofuoglu. Together with the team this young talent has grown since his first season in STK600 until stepping up in WorldSBK this year. We wanted to keep him focused on the season by letting him be sure of being able to keep working with his crew next year. We all believe in his great talent and as he has already been proving to us we are sure that if we keep working hard with him also in 2019 we will soon be able see him grabbing other important results in the championship”.

Toprak Razgatlıoglu: “I would like to thank Manuel Puccetti, Kawasaki and Kenan Sofuoglu for this big opportunity. I am really happy that I will continue to ride for the Kawasaki Puccetti Racing team next season. Since 2015 we have been making a lot of success together and recently I was able to make my first podium in WorldSBK at Donington. The package is one of the best available and race after race we are making progresses together. Knowing that I will be able to keep growing with this team also next season is a motivation for me to do my best always. I will work hard to get as soon as possible other important results for me and for everyone that believes in me!

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