Sofuoglu closes on title with fourth win

Kenan Sofuoglu needs just a fourth place finish at Portimao to seal his third World Supersport Championship title with one round to go.
Kenan Sofuoglu is on the verge of sealing his third World Supersport Championship title after notching up another commanding victory at the Nurburgring.

The Turk has been steadily stretching his advantage ever since he assumed the series lead from round three, with wins at Phillip Island, Misano, Moscow and now the Nurburgring putting him 38 points clear of Jules Cluzel with only 50 points available from the final two events.

That means Sofuoglu can afford to finish just fourth next time out at Portimao to secure another title, adding to his successes in 2007 and 2010.

“I raced here for the first time in 2002, in a one make championship, and although I have come here many times since I could never win the race," the Kawasaki rider said. "Finally I have won this race and I'm happy about it. My career really started in Germany so it is nice to win the race here.

“Before coming here my goal was to win this race because I knew if I won I just had to finish the race in Portimao to become World Champion again. I have reached my goal here and now in Portimao of course I will ride for points, but if I can see the chance I will try to win the race in Portugal.”

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Sofuoglu, German WSS Race 2012
Sofuoglu, German WSS Race 2012
Sofuoglu, German WSS Race 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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