WSS » Kenan Sofuoglu back to WSS with Kawasaki


Two-time champion Kenan Sofuoglu will head up Kawasaki's 2012 World Supersport Championship assault after being lured back from Moto2.

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mike hunt - Unregistered

November 09, 2011 11:06 AM
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I dont rate Sofuoglu at all. He failed in Superbike and failed in Moto2.

Additionally he's over aggressive when events turn against him and he shows poor race craft.

I'm sure Eugine Laverty and Julian Simon would agree.

McbainUK

November 09, 2011 11:38 AM

"but despite a run to second place in the wet at Silverstone,"

I think you mean Assen. I distinctly remember sitting in a cold wet stand watching him fall off at Silverstone.. he did get back on again though.

Nick636

November 09, 2011 11:43 AM

Mike Hunt

Please mate, you keep banging on about the Julian Simon incident.
Did you actually watch the race? Simon was as much at fault, if not more so. He was MUCH slower, according to trajectory, than in previous laps. He also cut quite sharply across Superglue.

Yes he failed at Superbike, but he's still probably one of the best Supersport riders ever. And he didn't exactly fail at moto2, an erratic rookie season on a team that doesn't consistently run at the front is nothing out of the ordinary.

This is a strong lineup for lorenzini.

Don-R

November 09, 2011 11:46 AM

I honestly thought Kenan might do better in Moto2, especially after promising early showings. But it is a series that's very dependent on a rider being comfortable with the chassis, as we've seen with Scott Redding this year.

I think he'll do well in WSS again. The Kawasaki is a good bike,

Nick636

November 09, 2011 12:40 PM

Percentage

Provec Motorcard were the factory team.
Even so, did you not see Roccoli's performances toward the end of the season?
Lorenzini will have factory bikes this year and two solid riders will make the world of difference.

Good luck to them.
JUST HOPE THEY MAKE THE BIKES LOOK BETTER THIS YEAR!!!
Previous Lorenzini bikes have looked CR@P!

Sweeble

November 09, 2011 12:49 PM

Personally I have always enjoyed Kenan's agression on track. I think that Kenan is just a WSS rider which is no bad thing considering how exciting that series is. I am (already!) looking forward to next season in the order
BSB/BSS
Moto2
WSS
Moto3
as for MotoGP, until they get rid of the electronics, I'll just watch that because it's on with the main event (Moto2).

Joeski

November 09, 2011 1:18 PM

Motec was running the show for Kawasaki...the data belongs to Kawasaki so it is prudent and appropriate to assume that kawasaki would indeed give the relevant data to its current factory backed team (if for no other reason than to provide an advantage for the current factory team). If not (BIG, IF NOT) then their factory team will be forced to start from scratch and not being able to mount a title challenge until later in the season.
With that said, Lorenzini was running Kawasakis last year so they are not unfamiliar with the bike and should prove an early front runner especially in the hands of a double world champ..

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