Kenan Sofuoglu has revealed he went against doctors' advice to ride in the latest round of the World Supersport Championship at Brno, a race he would go on to win.
The Turk suffered arm injuries in a scooter crash prior to the race weekend, Sofuoglu admitting he was under medical supervision throughout the weekend, with doctors even advising him not to participate.
Nonetheless, the former champion did make the start, Sofuoglu going on to prevail over Joan Lascorz on the final lap to win his third race of the seaso and move back of ahead of Eugene Laverty in the overall standings.
“It was a very good race today and the bike felt fantastic, but it is really thanks to the hard work that my team did and the Clinica Mobile who looked after me. We had some real problems with the bike on Friday and Saturday, which led to a bad qualifying session for us and a start from the second row.
“We saw some potential when I tried two different bikes in warm-up, which gave me the confidence that I needed. When I finally caught Lascorz in the race, I saw that I could win.
“The other problem I had was with my arm which I injured in a scooter crash last week. I have been going to the Clinica a lot and they advised me not to ride, but it was important for the championship to get another win here. I sent my best wishes to Ronald ten Kate, who is not in Brno because father is not very well, but it felt very good to win for him. In the end, it was a really nice weekend and I am very happy.”