#54 Toprak Razgatlıoğlu

"I want to be second Turkish riders who is World Champion"

Rider bio

My father was doing motorcycle stunt riding and endurance racing ... I started riding motorcycles thanks to this at the age of 5. My first bike was Yamaha PW50. He entered me in motocross races at 9. At 13 years old I took part in a 600cc race. My dad does not race anymore but he gives me opportunities, supports me in the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup, for me that is the most beautiful thing."

Though there were difficult periods he clearly loved his first year in Rookies Cup. "It was a great start to the year in Austin, Texas, my bike setting was very good, my engine was very slow on the straights though, I finished third in both races, it could have been even better."

"I did have some had bad luck but also good races, apart from Austin there was also Race 1 at the Sachsenring and in the last race in Aragon I went from 10th, so determined to win the race but just got fourth after being passed on the back straight."

For 2014 he will not be stopped. "I aim to finish in the top three then go on to compete in Moto 3 class. New tracks excite me, this year I'll be racing for the first time in Mugello, fast corners, ups and downs, I love them. I also enjoy working with the team to get the best out of the bike, that is so important and it gives me such satisfaction when we get it right."

Toprak already has a lot of racing experience and has ridden a lot of different machines. For the future his aim is clear. "I want to be second Turkish riders who is World Champion and I want to be first successful Turkish rider in Moto GP." Of course he is referring to Red Bull athlete Kenan Sofuo?lu, his hero who is a 3 times World Supersport Champion. At school he enjoys history and sport and he also loves cycling, swimming and motorcycle stunt riding.

Results

Race Position Points
19 APR 2013 Flag of United States Circuit Of The Americas, United States Qualifying 1 6
19 APR 2013 Flag of United States Circuit Of The Americas, United States Qualifying 2 5
20 APR 2013 Flag of United States Circuit Of The Americas, United States Race 1 3 16
21 APR 2013 Flag of United States Circuit Of The Americas, United States Race 2 3 16
03 MAY 2013 Flag of Spain Jerez, Spain Qualifying 8
04 MAY 2013 Flag of Spain Jerez, Spain Race 1 6 10
05 MAY 2013 Flag of Spain Jerez, Spain Race 2 5 11
27 JUN 2013 Flag of Netherlands Assen, Netherlands Qualifying 1 8
27 JUN 2013 Flag of Netherlands Assen, Netherlands Qualifying 2 17
28 JUN 2013 Flag of Netherlands Assen, Netherlands Race 1 NC 0
29 JUN 2013 Flag of Netherlands Assen, Netherlands Race 2 15 1
12 JUL 2013 Flag of Germany Sachsenring, Germany Qualifying 1 7
12 JUL 2013 Flag of Germany Sachsenring, Germany Qualifying 2 12
13 JUL 2013 Flag of Germany Sachsenring, Germany Race 1 6 10
14 JUL 2013 Flag of Germany Sachsenring, Germany Race 2 12 4
23 AUG 2013 Flag of Czech Republic Brno, Czech Republic Qualifying 2
24 AUG 2013 Flag of Czech Republic Brno, Czech Republic Race 1 19 0
30 AUG 2013 Flag of United Kingdom Silverstone, United Kingdom Qualifying 7
31 AUG 2013 Flag of United Kingdom Silverstone, United Kingdom Race 1 NC 0
01 SEP 2013 Flag of United Kingdom Silverstone, United Kingdom Race 2 8 8
14 SEP 2013 Flag of Italy Misano, Italy Race 1 12 4
27 SEP 2013 Flag of Spain Aragon, Spain Qualifying 8
28 SEP 2013 Flag of Spain Aragon, Spain Race 1 10 6
29 SEP 2013 Flag of Spain Aragon, Spain Race 2 4 13
Race Position Points
02 MAY 2014 Flag of Spain Jerez, Spain Qualifying 11
03 MAY 2014 Flag of Spain Jerez, Spain Race 1 11 5
04 MAY 2014 Flag of Spain Jerez, Spain Race 2 8 8
30 MAY 2014 Flag of Italy Mugello, Italy Qualifying 4
31 MAY 2014 Flag of Italy Mugello, Italy Race 1 5 11
26 JUN 2014 Flag of Netherlands Assen, Netherlands Qualifying 9
27 JUN 2014 Flag of Netherlands Assen, Netherlands Race 1 12 4
28 JUN 2014 Flag of Netherlands Assen, Netherlands Race 2 10 6
12 JUL 2014 Flag of Germany Sachsenring, Germany Race 1 1 25
14 JUL 2014 Flag of Germany Sachsenring, Germany Race 2 3 16
15 AUG 2014 Flag of Czech Republic Brno, Czech Republic Qualifying 14
16 AUG 2014 Flag of Czech Republic Brno, Czech Republic Race 1 16 0
17 AUG 2014 Flag of Czech Republic Brno, Czech Republic Race 2 9 7
29 AUG 2014 Flag of United Kingdom Silverstone, United Kingdom Qualifying 3
30 AUG 2014 Flag of United Kingdom Silverstone, United Kingdom Race 1 9 7
31 AUG 2014 Flag of United Kingdom Silverstone, United Kingdom Race 2 NC 0
12 SEP 2014 Flag of Italy Misano, Italy Qualifying 6
13 SEP 2014 Flag of Italy Misano, Italy Race 1 4 13
26 SEP 2014 Flag of Spain Aragon, Spain Qualifying 8
27 SEP 2014 Flag of Spain Aragon, Spain Race 1 6 10
28 SEP 2014 Flag of Spain Aragon, Spain Race 2 5 11