WSS » Cluzel wins as Lowes, Linfoot claim podium

Jules Cluzel ends his rookie season with a fourth win, ahead of Sam Lowes; Dan Linfoot picks up a maiden podium in third after Kenan Sofuoglu is penalised for knocking him off on the final lap.

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October 07, 2012 2:25 PM

i like Kenan is hard rider but sometimes i bit to hard!! I think is move have to be describ like that he didnt have to do that because he is allready WC and because was other Kawa rider and i think was gona to be the 1 podium of Dan.. but honestly i think that this move was not to penalty, Dan dont defend the inside line he was making is fast line, kenan was right there to take advantage but when Dan close the door on the exit they colide.. the move of kenan can more less be describ has one attemp of block the other rider on the exit but Dan was a bit him front.. If this was a race for the Wc and kenan was penalised i would be pissed because Rea at doningthon use Haslam has a wall to correct is line and speed and was not penalised but Kenan was and he was not the 1 to touch Dan was Dan that when close the line at the exit hit Kenan with the rear of the bike its my view , Kenan dont use him to put the bike on the right line they where both almost exiting on the same place but Dan was a

oldie - Unregistered

October 07, 2012 5:05 PM

At least "Slugger" Sofuoglu's behaviour is getting better. In this race he made absolutely no attempt to punch another rider whilst travelling flat out alongside him. I still think his licence should be revoked though.

cemo - Unregistered

October 07, 2012 6:03 PM

Not that I'm defending that crap attempt to pass Linfoot, but can the Sofuoglu haters please list me all the times that Kenan has taken another rider out. And when I say taken out, I mean physically knocking the rider off the bike and to the deck, I'm not talking about what you might perceive to be a 'dirty' pass or overtly aggressive pass.

Not including today I can only remember Simon in Moto2, and telemetry proved that the cause of the accident was Simon anchoring up too quickly.

pcxmac - Unregistered

October 07, 2012 8:30 PM

just sour grapes, Kenan didnt really measure up well this race, but hopefully this inspires him to be a better rider next year and try not to get so many penalties, would have won the championship a round earlier had he kept it really clean.

Manxhornet - Unregistered

October 07, 2012 9:22 PM

Sofuoglu - How many times are they gonna let him deliberately take other riders out! He is gonna seriously hurt someone one day! He deserves all he gets. He's a dirty rider and just proved it yet again.

pcxmac - Unregistered

October 07, 2012 9:40 PM

queue the mindless spam .... Kenan hasnt taken anyone out for a long time so far as I can remember. Simon f*ked it up and Kenan could not move out quick enough, after that, I cant remember.

Kenan has made some 'exciting' moves on track this year, and so far as I know hes paid the price for everyone that was over the line. Crashing in to Dan was probably the lowest point I have seen Kenan this year, and good for the stewards for getting Dan back on the podium and keeping that bit of bad karma floating around.

Ottoman Empire - Unregistered

October 07, 2012 11:20 PM

Apart from the Simon incident last year which was inevitable due to Simon braking too hard too late when was actually the last time Kenan "supposedly" crashed in to a rider and made them crash?

I'll tell you when, it's been a damn long time probably 4-5 years or more. Kenan brings excitement, colour and flare to the race. I will never forget the 2 passes he made on Crutchlow and Laverty to get from 3rd to 1st on the last lap and win the race in the 09 Miller US race.

He made a rash pass, he got penalised, karma did its job and Dan got his maiden podium finish.

To all the Kenan haters build a bridge, let water underneath it, cross it and get over it. These guys put their bodies on the line to provide us entertainment.

hellmansam - Unregistered

October 08, 2012 4:56 AM

I think it was handled well by Race Control, or whoever it was who made the decision so quickly to penalise Sofuoglu. Minimal interference with the results is important however if you can't get past another rider without knocking them off then you don't deserve the position

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