WSS » PTR boss: Sofuoglu penalty not harsh enough


Simon Buckmaster: In my opinion the penalty was simply nowhere near harsh enough for such an outright dangerous move. It is not the first time with Kenan either...

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Locky - Unregistered

July 05, 2012 11:19 AM

Definitely a ban, for whatever period to be determined, wouldbe the very least Sofouglu should suffer. If he can't control himself then others need to take the lead.
Anger management as the Yanks call it.
He could have killed both riders and the sport is dangerous enough without adding to it .
All he will learn from last weekend is that he can get away with it.
Plus he has form here, and needs a little "education".

Sick Cylinder - Unregistered

July 05, 2012 11:54 AM

Agree completely with Simon Buckmaster.

Also very disappointed that in the absence of an apology from Sofuoglu his team haven't issued an apology. I would have expected the team and his sponsors to have wanted to distance themselves from this sort of behaviour.

Jake - Unregistered

July 05, 2012 12:01 PM

@greg it really doesn't matter if Foret had done something to provoke Kenan. Kenan's on track actions were danagerous. This is supposed to be professional sports and Kenan is acting like an amateur. It's well documented that this isn't the first time he's done stuff like this so there is a bigger problem then this incident.

I'm all for good close racing, but things are getting a bit out of hand and I think the organizers for the sake of "putting on a good show" are letting things get out of hand. This is a dangerous sport to begin with and action's like Kenan's makes it worse. Johnny Rea and Melandri are two more who should be spoken to about their on track actions. Sometimes rubbin is racing but there is no skilled required to run into another rider to make a pass. i don't find that interesting at all. If I want demolition derby, I can change the channel

tomcol - Unregistered

July 05, 2012 12:19 PM

@Jake. The difference between Sofuoglu and Melandri/Rea was that his was entirely intentional and nothing to do with racing whereas the Melandri/Rea incident was purely about racing albeit badly executed. There is a difference which is why Sofuoglu should have been dealt with severely.

tonyed - Unregistered

July 05, 2012 1:02 PM

Not defending or chastising anyone here (well I am really, Melandri) but what really is the difference between head butting (or attempting too) someone along a straight and deliberately riding into them at the end of the straight to 'out brake' them up the inside line not just once but several times. Both are deliberate acts of agression, which have no place on the track and should rightfully be penalised.

Fred - Unregistered

July 05, 2012 1:07 PM

As I said somewhere else on here, ban him, preferably until he gets psychiatric help, if not for life. He's a danger to himself and everybody else and clearly not of the correct mental disposition to be racing motorbikes.

MartinJSUK

July 05, 2012 1:10 PM

I agree with everyone who's surprised at completely agreeing with Simon Buckmaster. Even if Foret did something previously which we haven't seen footage of, Kenan's move was deliberate, needlessly aggressive and endagered himself, Foret, and possibly other riders and even marshals. It's not an isolated incident, and there's no way the guy should be allowed out there in this frame of mind.

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