Sofu

Kenan Sofuoglu

I am riding the best bike in the best team

Lucky Kenan Sofuoglu takes victory in WSSP in Aragon 2014
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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.

Bio

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.

But success started much earlier for the rider, 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.

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 and 8th in 2014, quite impressive after a difficult year that saw his team withdraw from the series and the San Carlo Pucetti Racing Team take him under its wing, a very positive collaboration that won him a place with the team for 2015. As the winner of the highest number of Supersport World Championship titles, 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