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.