WSS » Yakhnich protest against Sofuoglu thrown out

Yakhnich Motorsport submit a protest against Kenan Sofuoglu after his last lap clash with Sam Lowes, but race direction deems no action necessary.

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August 04, 2013 7:59 PM

Sam/Yakhnich might have had a case if Kenan was not in front of Sam and on the inside of the turn. Also deliberately waiting till the last lap to entertain the fans didnt exactly help his case either.

Who was that nauseated guy interviewing Kenan at the end blaming him for being desperate and of having a quicker bike? I would have loved to see Kenan tell that dude off about how much faster Sam's bike is through the turns and how Sam has pretty much had the quickest bike all year.

If straight line speed were king Ducati would have more championships, no?


August 04, 2013 8:30 PM
Last Edited 1005 days ago

Actually Sam ran in to Kenan :) This wasnt even as bad as Marc parking his bike on Lorenzo's line at Estoril, this was Sam being ignorant and assuming he had the quicker bike at that point in time and assuming he could take that line and not checking out his periphery.

hard move, yah, indecent, not even close, cause like I said, Sam could have sat up his bike and not ran in to Kenan. Don't blame Kenan for wanting to pass someone for the win, that's quitter talk.


August 04, 2013 9:43 PM

It was a very tough move, no doubt about that. But, Kenan has history of doing this kind of thing. Sam should have been aware of that and ran a defensive line into the tight left hander and parked it on the apex to fire out of it down the Wellington Straight.

I don't see how Kenan's move was any worse than Marquez on Lorezo or Rossi on Gibernau at Jerez. Although Kenan's protest that Sam ran him out wide at the preceeding corner was a bit daft and spoke volumes that Kenan knew his move was borderline.


August 04, 2013 9:50 PM
Last Edited 1005 days ago

Sam ran him wide coming in to the turn (Sam slowed down and tried to get a good corner exit and tried to cross over and block Kenan from going under), but Kenan came up on the brakes and cut in on him before Sam knew what was happening.

Sam's biggest fault was not running away with the win with 5 laps to go, instead for half the race Sam invited Kenan to retake him, and screw around. Sam doesnt have to try to hard to beat Kenan, Sam lost that race because he thought his bike better in the turns, Kenan outsmarted Sam by cutting under him and catching Sam's arrogance out for everyone to see.

Hard move, but Sam would have never been there to begin with if he respected Kenan enough to take the win with out *messing* around.


August 04, 2013 11:59 PM

Yeah, so much moaning about Kenan passing Lowes like had no right to try and win that race.

I especially liked listening to Neil Hodgson cry like a baby on Eurosports, so funny. Oh no, Poor Sam hes on such a slow bike and it looks like it might rain (at the beginning of the race) lmao. Comedy at it's finest.


August 05, 2013 1:31 AM
Last Edited 1005 days ago

They where both playing very fast but the realaty is that Kenan turn to the inside faster and was allready there then Sam close the line but was to late unfortonatly he crash but he was 2 at the end so was good.. Even Sam himself know that was is fault thats why he go give is hand to kenan at the end of the race.. Was one more hard race and people are right 4sure Kenan because has a lot of experience and also because Kawasaki is very strong on 600cc he have to Win but Sam bike the r6 is still an great bike..

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