As January Testing at Circuito de Jerez commences, both Toprak Razgatlıoğlu and Michael van der Mark took to the track to familiarise themselves the new 2024 package.
With only a month until the season opener in Australia at Phillip Island, the ROKiT BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team continued the development of the BMW Motorrad M 1000 RR on the track for the first time in 2024.
After facing challenging weather conditions in December, which included a previous visit to this circuit, the team finally experienced favourable weather for testing. Both Toprak Razgatlıoğlu and Michael van der Mark showcased their prowess, completing a combined 300 laps over both days, collating a significant amount of data for the team. Thus the inaugural days of January testing proved to be a resounding success.
Razgatlıoğlu proved to his peers that he is starting to feel at home on the BMW bike, by setting the tone early on Day 1, with consistent times in the 1:39’s before reaching into the 1:38’s on Day 2. January testing continues in Portimao for a further 2 days testing, leading up to the 2024 World Superbike season.