2021 World Superbike Champions Pata Yamaha with Brixx WorldSBK will join the McAMS Yamaha British Superbike team for a special guest appearance at the Cadwell Park round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship on Monday, 29 August Bank Holiday weekend.
Toprak Razgatlıoğlu and Andrea Locatelli will experience Cadwell Park trackside as they support Tarran Mackenzie and Jason O’Halloran in their 2022 Bennetts BSB title defence campaign.
The 2021 FIM Superbike World Championship-winning teammates Razgatlıoğlu and Locatelli will also wheelie across ‘the mountain’ themselves with demo laps in front of Lincolnshire’s UK Bank Holiday crowds.
Fans will have a chance to meet the Yamaha WorldSBK riders with a dedicated signing session plus Q&A during the day, and catch them supporting Mackenzie and O’Halloran on the grid – all times to be announced in the coming weeks.
Excited ahead of his visit to the Lincolnshire wolds, Toprak said: “I’m looking forward to going to Cadwell Park! I think for the UK this is a very famous track, I am ready to ride and also, I am ready to jump! I’m always playing this track in video games and now it will be the first time I ride. I can’t wait to see all the fans there – I am looking forward to watching the British Superbike racing and to support Tarran and Jason. I’m very excited to ride the circuit myself, just my plan is to do the jump and I hope I don’t crash!”
His teammate, Andrea Locatelli, who has grown up on MotoGP circuits, admits he’s never seen a Bennetts BSB race before and is expecting a difference experience to what he’s used too.
“It will be a nice experience because I’ve never seen a BSB race!” he said. “To go to Cadwell Park, I think it’s one of the best and craziest tracks with the jump after the chicane! For sure, when we will be in Cadwell Park, it will be a different experience because we won’t be racing but it will be great to see the track and to support the McAMS Yamaha riders Mackenzie and O’Halloran. It’s a good opportunity for us to enjoy the racing.”
Stuart Higgs, Bennetts British Superbike Championship Series Director: “In global racing Toprak Razgatlıoğlu is one of the most exciting riders to watch right now and I am delighted that we can welcome the reigning WSBK champion and his teammate Andrea Locatelli from the Pata Yamaha with Brixx WorldSBK team to Cadwell Park.
“I am sure Bennetts BSB fans will give them an incredible reception on August Bank Holiday Monday when they experience the event for the first time, and in particular when Toprak negotiates the infamous Mountain!”