Sofuoglu fit to compete at Brno

Kenan Sofuoglu will race at Brno this weekend as he looks to move beyond the controversies and extend his World Supersport Championship lead.
World Supersport Championship leader Kenan Sofuoglu has confirmed he will be fit enough to race at Brno after undergoing an operation on his knee.

The Turk went under the knife following the Motorland Aragon event after 'popping' his knee out of position during the race weekend, but has made a sufficient recovery so as to return to action in the Czech Republic this weekend.

Sofuoglu comes to Brno looking to shrug off the controversies of the previous event, which saw him punished for aggressive on-track behaviour, antics that cost him a potential win and incurred the criticism of both commentators and fans.

“I had an operation on my left knee after the Motorland Aragon round and I am now reaching the fitness level I want. My last training session left me feeling happy and confident and I think I am really ready now to ride at Brno, especially after a difficult race day at Aragon.

“I want to take away a good result at the next race. It is important for me to do well and show good pace at the Brno round.”

Sofuoglu currently heads the WSS standings by 16 points aboard the Kawasaki Lorenzini.

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Sofuoglu, Spanish WSS Race 2012
Sofuoglu, Spanish WSS Race 2012
Sofuoglu, Spanish WSS Race 2012
Sofuoglu, Spanish WSS Race 2012
Sofuoglu, Italian WSS 2012
Sofuoglu, Italian WSS 2012
Kenan Sofuoglu, World Supersport [Credit: Kenan Sofuoglu]
Kenan Sofuoglu, World Supersport [Credit: Kenan Sofuoglu]
Kazuki Watanabe, Team Go Eleven Kawasaki, [Credit:]
David Salom, Kawasaki, Donington Park WSS, 2011 [pic credit: Ian Hopgood Photography]

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Sick Cylinder - Unregistered

July 17, 2012 11:20 AM

@Nick636 - I know you're an intelligent guy (from your posts) so I know that you must be aware that the difference in this case is intent. Almost all other racing incidents are accidents - this was intended - that is why it is so unacceptable.


July 17, 2012 1:20 PM

Sick Cylinder As usual,I agree. But is wreckless behaviour / carelessness / ignorance not JUST as dangerous? I know it is unforgivable, as was Max Biaggi INTENTIONALLY riding on the racing line in qualifying sessions over the years (And that was just as dangerous in my opinion). But I think the calls for him to be banned for the rest of the season are: a) Unrealistic b) Unreasonable when is not the first rider to do this. I say again though, I do not excuse his actions, I actually believe he should've been black flagged from the race. Yes, he has done this before, but it's not like he does it REGULARLY. From what I can gather, it has happened twice before... Whereas Marquez for example has had 3 or 4 dangerous / questionable run ins in the last year alone... Just saying, some perspective is handy when it goes both ways.

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