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WSS: Sofuoglu switches to San Carlo Puccetti Kawasaki

Kenan Sofuoglu parts ways with MAHI Kawasaki in favour of joining the San Carlo Puccetti Kawasaki team for the remaining Supersport rounds
Kenan Sofuoglu will see out the remainder of the 2014 World Supersport Championship season with the San Carlo Puccetti Kawasaki team after parting ways with MAHI Racing.

The three-time WSS champion has endured a frustrating season with the Indian-backed MAHI outfit in 2014 with his single win being negated by a series of technical issues, which he says was a legacy of funding issues forcing the team to use dated parts.

Indeed, Sofuoglu hinted to Crash.net in an interview that his immediate future with MAHI was being jeopardised by a funding shortfall, even if he was assured he would still be on the grid in some capacity.

As a result, Kawasaki has confirmed Sofuoglu will side-step to the San Carlo-backed Puccetti team to ride a third ZX-6R alongside Roberto Tamburini and Alessandro Nocco for the final three rounds at Jerez, Magny-Cours and Losail.

Sofuoglu is currently fourth in the WSS standings, though the recent cancellation of the South African round means he is now out of the fight for a record fourth title.

MAHI has also been competing in the WSBK class with a single EVO Kawasaki entry for Fabien Foret, though it hasn't been confirmed if this project has also been halted. The Frenchman missed the last round at Laguna Seca.


Tagged as: Sofuoglu , Kawasaki , Mahi , Puccetti

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