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Catalunya WorldSBK Test: Razgatlioglu: ‘I like a free bike’, finishes fastest | World Superbikes

If his new lap file at Portimao and time-topping effectiveness at Aragon wasn’t ample to advise Toprak Razgatlioglu was completely ready to protect his WorldSBK title in design, then the most recent Catalunya take a look at must have carried out the position. 

Razgatlioglu finished shut to four tenths very clear of Aruba.it Ducati rider Alvaro Bautista, and whilst rain did cease proceedings early, costing quite a few riders a opportunity to increase, the Turkish rider is also beginning to glimpse like a power in soaked disorders. 

This is not solely new as Razgatlioglu put together a outstanding damp-temperature race in Catalunya previous time before a mechanical concern price tag him victory. 

Nevertheless, apart from that race Razgatlioglu has tended to struggle in such conditions. 

But soon after expending a considerable quantity of time on-observe when the rain fell, Razgatlioglu believes very clear gains have been built. 

“In the moist conditions, I’ve improved,” said the potential 2023 MotoGP rider. “We made use of the new electronics simply because I want to ride in damp conditions for the new electronics. 

“It is all new and I will need to understand how it is working. I’m pretty satisfied with the new electronics simply because it operates well in damp situations. We also enhanced some set up. It’s the first time I liked the moist circumstances! 

“Typically I really don’t like them, I’m not definitely solid, but very last 12 months I began to boost and this yr I believe I enhanced all over again. 

“In the wet problems, I really don’t like motor braking. I like a totally free bike. For me, it’s incredibly crucial, primarily traction handle. For the angle, I want a small little bit far more traction due to the fact I was riding like it was a WorldSSP bicycle. 

“Now I’m experience that all the things is great because now I’m experience additional peaceful. I open the gas and I know the electronics are doing work.”

Supplied his impressive functionality in all ailments, there was absolutely nothing to advise Razgatlioglu was struggling at any issue, having said that, the 25 year-previous claimed his sensation with the bike was not rather suitable until eventually working day-two.

Razgatlioglu added: “Yesterday for me was not an uncomplicated working day because we experimented with to uncover the set up, but the experience was not so good. 

“But, this morning the start off was incredibly positive simply because we uncover a great set-up and see the issue – and also quite superior lap time for me! 

“We are also bettering set-up again with electronics and I’m quite pleased now. It is a excellent experience and appears completely ready to race. We have a single additional test in Aragon, in which we will test some new established-up and new sections.”