July 26 2022
Following an historical weekend where Toprak Razgatlıoğlu and Pata Yamaha with Brixx WorldSBK celebrated their first complete hat-trick of wins at Donington Park, the team hopes to keep the momentum going this week at Most for the sixth round of the FIM Superbike World Championship in the Czech Republic from 29-31 July.
Most holds good memories for both Razgatlıoğlu and teammate Andrea Locatelli from 2021, as they both shared the podium in Race 1. Two fourth positions followed the third-place podium for Locatelli, in one of his best weekends in WorldSBK. For Razgatlıoğlu, two wins and a second place in Race 2 enabled the Turkish rider to hone in on the series lead in 2021 on his way to becoming World Champion.
Since joining the WorldSBK calendar last year, Autodrom Most has undergone significant track reconstruction with asphalt resurfacing in some areas of the circuit, replacement curbs as well as safety and drainage improvements.
The first chance to check out the changes in person will come when the riders can walk the circuit on Thursday afternoon during Track Familiarisation from 15:30 (CEST) before firing up their Yamaha R1 WorldSBKs on Friday for Free Practice 1 and 2 from 10:30 and 15:00 respectively.
“In Most, like always I think we will see Johnny and Alvaro very strong, but we will keep fighting for the victory. I like the track and it was a nice fight on the final lap with Scott last year. There will be some parts of the track with a new asphalt so we will see on Thursday what the changes are like. We’re not looking at the Championship yet and I just focus race by race, same as always. The goal is only to fight for the win, and after the great feeling and very strong performance in Donington I am excited to ride my R1 again, but we will see what is possible.”
“Last year in Most, it was an incredible weekend for me. We took one podium, we did very well all weekend with two more fourth places. If we want to do the same this year, we need to work on the bike, and I need to trust in myself to push to close the gap. I think in Most we can do very well if we work in this way, our competition is strong but my target is to close the gap to fight with the top three of Toprak, Rea and Bautista. I am ready to put Donington behind me and push for some good results again this weekend.”