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Sofuoglu savours maiden Misano victory

12 June 2012

Kenan Sofuoglu has stretched his advantage in the World Supersport Championship standings with an accomplished win that adds Misano to his record-breaking victory tally.

Already top of the all-time winners' list with 18 WSS victories, Sofuoglu made it 19 around the Rimini circuit by controlling from the front from start-to-finish, the Turk successfully repelling the constant attentions of Jules Cluzel.

A timely win given his closest rival of Sam Lowes eliminated himself from the points with a crash, Sofuoglu is now 22 points clear in the overall standings with almost half of the season now complete.

“I am very happy to have won here because I have not taken a win at Misano before,” the DeltaFin Kawasaki rider said. “I have raced here for many years but this time it happened. The win and the points for the championship are good but, really, I am so happy for Kawasaki.

“They are really giving me what I want and what I need and it has brought me the leading position in the championship and given me the chance to win races.”


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