'Thank you' - Toprak Razgatlioglu's special gesture after historic World Superbike hat-trick
"So Toprak dominates Race 1 here at Donington Park today and a bit later tells me he wants me to take his trophy," explained team principal Paul Denning when describing the special gesture from Toprak Razgatlioglu for his late father at Donington Park. "Not for me, it’s for my Dad John, who passed away in April and we are all missing at our home race. Thank you mate…"
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Ian Wheeler, the racing communications manager at Yamaha Motor Europe, was not surprised by the gesture and made that clear on social media.
"Sums up Toprak perfectly," he wrote. "A super-fast racer, but also a thoroughly decent human being."
Toprak Razgatlioglu of Turkey and Pata Yamaha with Brixx WorldSBK celebrates the victory on the podium during the World Superbike race 1 during the Fim Superbike World Championship 2022 at Donington Park
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As is now customary, the hugely-popular Razgatlioglu celebrated his victory with a 'stoppie' in front of the appreciative fans enjoying one of the most competitive World Superbikes seasons in recent history.
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