Five-time Champion Sofuoglu to make WorldSSP comeback in Jerez

Thursday, 23 September 2021 08:07 GMT

The Turkish legend will take part in the Spanish Round on Friday as part of the Kawasaki Puccetti Racing team

A legend of the FIM Supersport World Championship will return to the track on Friday at the Motul Spanish Round as five-time Champion Kenan Sofuoglu returns to the Championship with the Kawasaki Puccetti Racing outfit onboard a Kawasaki ZX-6R at the Circuito de Jerez – Angel Nieto as he competes on Friday at Jerez.

The 37-year-old claimed a record five titles during his career in 2007, 2010, 2012, 2015 and 2016 will he also competed in WorldSBK in 2008 and Moto2™ between 2010 and 2011. His last appearance in 2018 was with Puccetti Racing as he did two races, and two of his five Championships came with the team he will ride for on Friday. With 43 wins, 85 podiums and 34 pole positions in his career, Sofuoglu will return to action although without adding to these numbers.

With the recent announcement that more models will be added to the list of homologated motorcycles for the Championship, Puccetti Racing are marking the occasion to celebrate the change between Sofuoglu’s time in  WorldSSP and the one that 2022 will bring, with new bikes able to take to the track.

Manuel Puccetti, Team Principal at Kawasaki Puccetti Racing, said: “We are very pleased and emotional at the thought of seeing Kenan back on track after three years with one of our bikes, even if it’s only for a day. I believe that Sofuoglu is the ideal ambassador to mark the change that the Supersport category will undergo next year, a class in which he has won so much and become the very symbol of this category.”

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