Kenan Sofuoglu is a Turkish-born professional racer who has held two World Championship Supersport titles, the first in 2007 and the second in 2010. Racing for Ten Kate Honda, Kenan earned the title of all-time leading race winner in the Championship series with 17 wins.
Sofuoglu joined Moto2 in 2010 when he was called on by Technomag-CIP to replace fallen racer Shoya Tomizawa, who was killed in an accident at the Misano race in September. Sofluoglu will remain with the team for the 2011 season.
Kenan Sofuoglu #54 - Technomag - CIP Racing
Born: August 25, 1984
Kenan Sofuoglu 2011 Moto2 Results
Announced as a new 4-stroke MotoGP World Championship class in 2010, Moto2 replaced the 250cc category. Moto2 is intended to be a prestigious yet cost-effective accompaniment to the premier class of MotoGP. Some of the key characteristics of this category of Grand Prix racing are a single engine supplier and a single tyre supplier. Honda Racing Corporation was chosen as the engine supplier, while Dunlop, currently present in the 125cc World Championships provide the tyres.
Moto2 technical specifications - in a nutshell
Powered by a one-make 600cc 4-stroke engine, producing around 150hp, the Moto2 class will continue the 250cc series' pursuit of developmental excellence with the running of a prototype chassis -free from limitation.
No production bike parts will be permitted for the frame, swing arm, fuel tank, seat or cowling, meaning that these aspects of the machine will be left to the manufacturer and designers' discretion.
Electronic systems will be more limited than those previously permitted in 250cc, which had seen select factories bringing in traction control in recent years. Moto2 rules will allow for data loggers, ECU and timing transponders supplied by the organiser, with a maximum total cost of the ECU's components set at 650 euros. No other electronic control, nor datalogging systems, will be present on the bikes.
Experience the excitement of season 2 of Moto2 Racing as Kenan Sofuoglu rides to capture his first Moto2 Championship crown.