Kenan Sofuoğlu

I'm 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 and 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. Sofuoğlu was confident he could once again claim the title that he believes is rightfully his, and that was exactly what he did. Becoming the FIM Supersport World Champion for the fourth time, Kenan Sofuoğlu retained his position as the winner of the most Supersport World Championship titles.

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Career Highlights

  1. 2016
    1. 1st Place Overall: FIM Supersport World Champion

  2. 2016
    1. 1st Place: FIM Supersport World Championship Rd 7

      Donington Park, UK

  3. 2015
    1. FIM Supersport World Champion

      His fourth world title

  4. 2013
    1. 2nd Place Overall: FIM Supersport World Championship

  5. 2012
    1. FIM Supersport World Champion

  6. 2011
    1. 2nd Place: Dutch Grand Prix - Moto 2

      Assen, Netherlands

  7. 2010
    1. FIM Supersport World Champion

  8. 2009
    1. 3rd Place Overall: FIM Supersport World Championship