After being left out of a race in Japan, Turkish motorcyclist Toprak Razgatlıoğlu is calling it quits from the Kawasaki Racing Team.
"After this incident, we decided to join a team that respects us," Razgatlıoğlu told Anadolu Agency on Thursday after the team did not give him a chance to compete in Sunday's race in Suzuka, Japan.
Kawasaki had three riders in the 8-hour endurance race -- Jonathan Rea, Razgatlıoğlu, and Leon Haslam -- but Razgatlioglu never got a chance to ride.
Each team in the race had two or three riders, rotating during pit-stops.
"Everyone supports us and criticizes Kawasaki," Razgatlioglu said after the race.
Saying he expects to jump ship to Yamaha, he added: "We spoke with them and got positive feedback. They also want us."