WSBK » WSS: Sofuoglu: Seems Laverty wanted to take me out


Kenan Sofuoglu questions the tactics of title rival Eugene Laverty after they collide at Imola.

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Brian Sadlier

September 28, 2010 10:31 AM

Does he really think that?!
Both going down was never going to help either rider.
Laverty was trying for the win. And tbh Superglue is no saint!
He took the only option open to him - up the inside.
Haslam took the only option to him.
If Superglue had showed him the outside then he would have taken that!
Racing incident, end of.

Al

September 28, 2010 10:38 AM

This from a bloke who tried to wipe out both Cal and Eugene in a rather mental last corner lung last year. Funny how he always has to whinge when he's given some stick by someone else, but he is always just racing hard when he's handing it out.
Eugene was always going to try to slow things down, he needed someone else involved to get them between the two to open up the points gap.
Frankly Eugene has outridden the Turk all year and but for a mechanical would be the one who was able to just cruise in in second for the final two races.

Lepricorn - Unregistered

September 28, 2010 11:13 AM

Hardly a "scathing attack", more a statement of fact it seems to me.

What would Eugene have preferred to take to Magny-Cours? A deficit of 17 points or 12? Or, if Kenan hadn't been able to get going again, even less?

Rexr - Unregistered

September 28, 2010 11:18 AM

FFS Sofuoglu ur one of the dirtest racers on the WSS scene remember the move u chucked on Cruchlow and Laverty last year at saltlake city ur a sore loser m8

daveyboy

September 28, 2010 11:18 AM

I actually agree with Kenan, although as said, he's definately no saint. It was beyond a desperate move which only cost Laverty 4 points whereas it cost Kenan 5 points. I really hope whoever wins the championship does so by more than one point so that incident doesn't turn out to be a title decider.

wosideg

September 28, 2010 11:38 AM

Last lap passes, especially at the last corner mean it's usually been a great race, this was no exception.
How many times had the lead changed during the race? I lost count and if Laverty had wanted to punt him off, ensuring he stayed on to take the points, he could have done so earlier, more easily and certainly safer for himself. The racing between them was fair and clean all the way through. Eugene did what he had to do and for Kenan to imply otherwise illustrates why he'll never make it against the big boys..

Wolfman

September 28, 2010 12:03 PM

Kenan is the last person who should be complaining about tactics, his move at salt lake last year was pretty harsh.

Also in a way the incident was his fault. He should not have been in that situation to begin with. If he was faster than Eugene as he claims he should have cleared out so that a last lap lunge was not an option for Eugene.

Having said all that it was a brilliant race. I havn't been rivited to the screen like that for a while. Definately the best race of the year (so far).

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