Sofuoglu Wins At His Team’s Home Circuit

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Kawasaki Puccetti Racing’s Kenan Sofuoglu took his second race win of the 2016 season with a start-to-finish domination of a shortened 11-lap race at the classic circuit of Imola – his team’s home round. His team-mate Randy Krummenacher hit misfortune when his bike started to leak water and Race Direction eventually prevented him from taking part in the restarted race. In the championship Sofuoglu is now first and Krummenacher second despite Randy’s Imola no score.

Another dramatic day in the history of WorldSSP racing unfolded at Imola after heavy overnight rain. A dry contest began at a high pace but after a leak of water from Krummenacher’s machine, and then another rider’s machine falling and being left in a dangerous position, the red flag was hung out to stop the race.

With Krummenacher not allowed to make the restart Sofuoglu was the lone Kawasaki Puccetti Racing rider and he rode a near faultless race to score a clear win, by 1.429 seconds from Jules Cluzel.

Sofuoglu had missed the Superpole win on Saturday by a small margin but had been on strong form since the first day of action at one of his favourite circuits. He has won three of the last four Imola races and has now grown his class leading total of WorldSSP career race wins to 34.

Kenan’s latest win lifted him to the championship lead today, with 86 points to his credit. His team-mate Krummenacher is second, with an unchanged 71 points. The next nearest championship challenger is Cluzel, 13 points behind Randy.

The next round takes place on Sunday 14 May, at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia.

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