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Motop2: Sofuoglu signs for Technomag

Kenan Sofuoglu signs for Technomag-CIP.
Reigning double World Supersport champion Kenan Sofuoglu will stay with the Technomag-CIP Suter team for the full 2011 Moto2 season.

Sofuoglu has joined the team, which took victory in the first ever Moto2 race with the late Shoya Tomizawa, for the last two rounds of this year - and led on his debut last weekend at Estoril.

The Turkish rider's impressive performance prompted interest from rival teams, including Gresini Moriwaki, which needs a high-profile signing to replace inaugural Moto2 champion Toni Elias, who is returning to MotoGP next year.

As previously reported, an offer had been on the table from Gresini, but a statement on the Technomag team's website reveals that Sofuoglu has decided to stay where he is for 2011.

26-year-old Sofuoglu, the most successful WSS rider in history with 17 race wins, will start Sunday's Valencia season finale from sixth on the grid.

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November 07, 2010 7:23 AM

Like him or dislike him, having Kenan in the series will make it a better and more exciting championship. The competition in this class next year is going to be even tougher now, and the eventual winner even worthier. And more than that he's paving the way for other WSS riders to make the transition to Moto2, which can only be a good thing. Good luck to him I say.


November 07, 2010 2:59 AM

I will give Kenan the benefit of the doubt regarding the 2008 season on the Honda. I would like to see him on another superbike or MGP bike someday. Max NEUKIRCHNER rocked on the GSXR but look at what he did this year on the CBR. He achieved only ONE top 10 finish this year, Kenan got 4 in 2008. No one would say that Max can't ride big bikes. He just can't ride the current Honda very well. Maybe the same thing bit Kenan. My 2 cents

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