Razgatlioglu: "I had an incredible feeling of pressure in Australia"

Thursday, 28 May 2020 10:05 GMT

Turkish sensation Toprak Razgatlioglu talks to WorldSBK about joining Yamaha, Ramadan and Sofuoglu’s influence on his career

In a video interview with WorldSBK, Toprak Razgatlioglu (PATA YAMAHA WorldSBK Official Team) talks about how five-time FIM World Supersport Championship title winner Kenan Sofuoglu influenced his career decisions, Ramadan and how he felt on his Yamaha debut in Australia.

Discussing his career and Sofuoglu’s advice, Razgatlioglu said: “I always listen to Kenan because he’s a five-time World Champion. Kenan says my dream is to ride Superbike and become World Champion.”

Ramadan is a period of time that will impact on Razgatlioglu with periods of fasting. Talking about Ramadan, Razgatlioglu said: “Between 10 o’clock and 4 o’clock, you eat. After 4 o’clock, you stop eating and drinking. The last hour is not easy. I wait but time is not going, I check but it’s not finished! In the race week, Friday, Saturday and Sunday normally I eat. On the Monday, I start again.”

Razgatlioglu moved to Yamaha for the 2020 season and claimed a debut victory in Race 1 at the season-opening Australian Round. He said: “Australia was not easy for me because the team is new, the bike is new for me, it’s all new. It was an incredible feeling of pressure because this is a factory racing team.”

The full interview is available to watch at the top of this article.

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