Reigning WorldSBK king Toprak Razgtlioglu is concerned that passing could be tricky at Mandalika as the track is dirty and there is only one clean line.
The Pata Yamaha man finished today’s free practices in second behind runaway points leader Alvaro Bautista and is praying there will be no more rain as that will make the situation worse.
“This morning, we started with a dirty track and in the afternoon, it felt much better. I’m feeling good and ready to race. We tried some different setups for the race and I’m very happy with the long run and the race simulation,” said Razgatlioglu.
“I’m looking now to tomorrow because it will be an important day for me. Now, there is just one clean line but it’s not completely clean. In the races, it won’t be easy to pass because outside the line is very dirty. I hope it doesn’t start to rain because, otherwise, I think tomorrow will start like today.
"Not easy for all riders, also for the tyre life is difficult to manage now, but we will see. Now my plan is good qualifying and a good race, I hope to fight for the win. My goal this weekend is three wins, but the weather is always changing so we try our best.”