Kenan Sofuoğlu

I am riding the best bike in the best team

Lucky Kenan Sofuoglu takes victory in WSSP in Aragon 2014

Hi, my name is Kenan Sofuoğlu. My discipline is supersport. My friends call me Sofu. I was born on 25 August 1984 in Akyazı, 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 Sofuoğlu 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. He also tried 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 Moto2 (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. Sofuoğlu returned in 2013, this time taking second place.

After quite a difficult year in 2014, in which his team withdrew from the series, Kenan returned in 2015 with a new team – the San Carlo Pucetti Racing Team. As the winner of the highest number of Supersport World Championship titles, Sofuoğlu is confident he can once again claim the title that he believes is rightfully his. "I think 2015 will be a great year for us," he says. "I’m so hungry for wins and for another title.”

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Career Highlights

  1. 2015
    1. 2nd Place: FIM Supersport World Championship #2

      Buriram, Thailand

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

  3. 2012
    1. 1st Place: FIM Supersport World Championship

  4. 2011
    1. 2nd Place: Dutch Grand Prix - Moto 2

      Assen, Netherlands

  5. 2010
    1. 1st Place: FIM Supersport World Championship

  6. 2009
    1. 3rd Place: FIM Supersport World Championship

  7. 2007
    1. 1st Place: FIM Supersport World Championship

  8. 2005
    1. 2nd Place: FIM Superstock 1000 Cup