WSS » Sofuoglu tips Cluzel as closest title rival

Kenan Sofuoglu's third win of the season at the Moscow Raceway means he can mathematically seal the title next time out at the Nurburgring.

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August 28, 2012 5:17 PM

Cluzel is more consistent than Lowes, but Sofuoglu is the most consistent of them all. Think he will be the one to win this year's championship. I wonder where this three will race next year. But before that I expect three more very good WSS race.

pcxmac - Unregistered

August 28, 2012 7:57 PM

thats right, he is cheating, Kenan should be banned for being so damn good. & anyone who has a problem with his greatness should not have to endure how he can pass two people in one corner or cut through the mid pack like they are standing still.

Forza Kenan !

tucker - Unregistered

August 28, 2012 9:16 PM

I think Kenan will get another shot at SBK. Yes his season in 2008 wasn't great, but from his performance this season he's earned another crack at it. I remember reading an interview when Kenan signed with Kawasaki in Supersport, that he intended to be in SBK in 2013.

cruachan - Unregistered

August 28, 2012 11:47 PM

Everyone criticises his time in SBK, but that Ten Kate bike was an inconsistent pig that year and has been pretty much ever since. Checa looked pretty ordinary on it, and Kiyo's never really recovered his form of 06-07.

ponyboy - Unregistered

August 29, 2012 6:54 AM

If you give Kenan a good equipment, he is delivering.. He is a pure talent.. I wish to see him in wsbk next year with a competitive ninja.. He is mature now.. and ready to fight with the big boys..


August 29, 2012 7:49 AM

I think Kawasaki need to step in and tell Pedercini that they are making them look bad. Supply them with some factory upgrades and engineers, then give Kenan another chance.

Cheating my a$$... He has had not even a handful of hot-headed moments in all his years...


August 29, 2012 9:16 AM

@ cruachan

You're not entirely right. Checa not looked ordinary, he won 2 races and placed 4th in the championship. Kiyonari won races too, meanwhile Sofuoglu's best placing was 8th or something like that. But I think he could have improved a lot as a rider since.


August 29, 2012 10:24 AM


That is true, but one can't deny that the Honda was not the most consistent... And to have one year in WSBK on that bike and then be dropped is hardly a fair trial.

I do agree that he has improved even more. He has matured very well, albeit late.


August 29, 2012 3:22 PM

I have a sneaking feeling he might elect to retire at the end of the season. That knee has been giving him a lot of problems, swollen after every race - a la Vermeulen. And marriage is on the horizon - a la Stoner. One of the main reasons he chose moto2 over wsbk was iirc having to do 2 full SBK races in the same day was too hard for him physically. Add the increased danger in SBK compared to supersport, i doubt he'll want to go back there. He's tried the Moto2 route too, and there's hardly anything more to achieve in wss. He might want to retrire gracefully while he is still at the top of his game rather than ending up like washed up prized fighter. While I'd like to cheer for more victories, I'd respect that decision if he took it.

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