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Yamaha takes covers off bike for WSBK title defence

Razgatlioglu introduced to an close a six-yr operate of dominance in WSBK for Kawasaki and Jonathan Rea by prevailing over the Northern Irish rider in a thrilling championship struggle past calendar year, also ending a title drought for Yamaha in the generation-based collection relationship back to 2009.

This yr, the Turkish rider will carry the coveted #1 plate as he seeks to replicate that good results aboard his operates Crescent Racing-run R1, with the crew revealing its 2022 livery in a launch celebration on Thursday.

“My staff has done unbelievable function above the winter and I have savored testing all the developments,” mentioned Razgatlioglu. “The new R1 WorldSBK looks amazing and we are completely ready to get started the new season.

“I constantly say, my tactic is the identical in this championship: to fight for race wins each and every time. I can’t hold out to journey my bike this week in Barcelona, we will go on to work on the race offer and test to enhance just after pretty excellent tests in Aragon and Portimao.

“It will also be great to see our level of competition for 2022, but our concentrate is inside of the Pata Yamaha with Brixx WorldSBK pit box for these remaining times in advance of the initial race.”

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Razgatlioglu is at the time again flanked in the manufacturing unit Yamaha squad by last year’s best rookie Andrea Locatelli, who completed his debut period fourth in the riders’ standings with four podiums to his name.

Also revealing their 2022 colours on Thursday was Yamaha’s satellite GRT staff, which goes into a new year with an unchanged line-up comprising third-year American rider Garrett Gerloff and sophomore Kohta Nozane, the 2020 All-Japan Superbike champion.

Gerloff (under) will be aiming to strengthen on a bruising 2021 season that yielded only two visits to the podium and seventh in the standings, although Nozane will also hope to far better a rookie marketing campaign that highlighted a greatest end result of seventh en route to 14th in the championship.

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Both equally the performs Yamaha staff and GRT will be in action all through this week’s two-working day pre-time exam at Barcelona, which marks the penultimate keep track of motion right before the WSBK opener at Aragon on April 8-10.

All 5 manufacturing facility groups will share a observe for the very first time this yr at Barcelona, with 20 of this year’s 24 comprehensive-time riders slated to part.

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