With the Pata Yamaha Prometeon WorldSBK Team and an enthusiastic crowd watching on, Razgatlıoğlu was presented with the bike by Eric de Seynes, President and CEO of Yamaha Motor Europe, who was joined on the WorldSBK Paddock Show stage by Olivier Prevost, Vice President of Yamaha Motor Europe, Alessandro Ghezzi, President and Managing Director of Yamaha Motor Research and Development Europe, Andrea Dosoli, Yamaha Motor Europe Road Racing Manager and Riccardo Tisci, Yamaha Motor Research and Development Europe Project Leader.
The presentation, compered by WorldSBK Paddock Show host Michael Hill, brought back memories of an epic 2021 season, in which the battle for the World Championship was only decided at the final round in Indonesia.
And it was the bike on which Razgatlıoğlu secured his first World Championship after an incredible Indonesian showdown that the 26-year-old was presented with in Misano. A fitting gift to mark the indelible memories that Razgatlıoğlu’s title win created both for himself and everyone at Yamaha.
The atmosphere was one of gratitude and appreciation when the rider had his winning machine unveiled before being joined on stage by the entire team who took him to the title. Toprak jumped onboard the R1 for a photo before warmly embracing his team and the representatives from Yamaha Motor Europe.