WorldSSP: Sofuoglu Scores Fifth Win Of 2016

Gordon Ritchie | September 18, 2016
Sofuoglu is now totally in charge of the championship.

Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) pulled another win from his bag of leading tricks to extend his championship advantage to 53 points, with three rounds to go after Lausitzring.

Racing with young wildcard rider Niki Tuuli (Kallio Racing Yamaha) all race long Sofuoglu had to use all his long experience to win by a final 1.757 seconds.

Tuuli set a new lap record of 1’41.035 on lap eight, as he hung on to Sofuoglu all race long

Jules Cluzel (MV Agusta Reparto Corse) was third after Gino Rea (GRT Racing Team MV Agusta) retired with technical issues early in the race.

PJ Jacobsen (Honda World Supersport Team) went fourth, after a real fight with Federico Caricasulo (BARDAHL Evan Bros. Honda Racing).

A tough weekend for Randy Krummenacher (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) kept him sixth, and 53 points behind Sofuoglu in the fight for overall supremacy in 2016.

Lorenzo Zanetti (MV Agusta Reparto Corse) headed up a fight with fast starting Christoffer Bergman (CIA Landlord Insurance Honda) for seventh, while British rider Kyle Smith (CIA Landlord Insurance Honda) closed out his day ninth. His team-mate Hikari Okubo (CIA Landlord Insurance Honda) rounded out the top ten.

After nine rounds of 12, Sofuoglu has 171 points, Krummenacher 118, Jacobsen 109, Cluzel 91 and Rea 81.

Gordon Ritchie | World Superbike Editor You may not understand Ritchie and his Scottish accent if you had him on the phone, but you can definitely understand what he writes as our World Superbike editor.