Kenan Sofuoglu

I am riding the best bike in the best team

Fabien Foret and Kenan Sofuoglu competes during the FIM Superbike World Championship 2012 in Philip Island, Australia on February 26th, 2012
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Hi, my name is Kenan Sofuoglu . My discipline is supersport. My friends call me Sofu. I was born on 25 August 1984 in Adapazari, Turkey. My special talent is playing football. My favourite food is pasta, kebabs, fish. My favourite music is pop.


Arguably the most famous motorsport star to hail from Turkey, Kenan Sofuoglu has an enviable list of titles under his belt and he continues to carve out his place among the great motorcycle riders of our era.

Success started much earlier for the rider, however, with national and international wins at junior level, before he progressed through the ranks of the sport also trying his hand in both the Superstock and Superbike categories.

Kenan triumphantly secured his place in the history books when he won both the 2007 and 2010 Supersport Championship with Ten Kate Honda. Kenan is the championship’s all-time leading race winner, with an impressive 17 race wins to his name.

For 2011, Kenan raced on the Suter competing with the Technomag-CIP team in the Moto2 bike category (formerly 250cc), alongside Swiss rider Dominique Aegerter.

Switching back to his Supersport roots and this time racing for Kawasaki in 2012, Kenan claimed an impressive third Supersport World Championship title, nailing the win in the penultimate round of the season in Portugal.

Sofuoglu returned in 2013, this time taking 2nd place. However, as he is the championship's all-time leading race winner, having won 17 races, you can rest assured he will be back in future to once again claim the title that has become rightfully his!

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Career Highlights

  1. 2013
    1. 2nd Place: FIM Supersport World Championship

  2. 2012
    1. 1st Place: FIM Supersport World Championship

  3. 2011
    1. 2nd Place: Dutch Grand Prix – Moto 2

      Assen, Netherlands

  4. 2010
    1. 1st Place: FIM Supersport World Championship

  5. 2009
    1. 3rd Place: FIM Supersport World Championship

  6. 2007
    1. 1st Place: FIM Supersport World Championship

  7. 2005
    1. 2nd Place: FIM Superstock 1000 Cup