Sofuoglu and Foret sign for one year at Kawasaki India
The two World Supersport champions Kenan Sofuoglu and Fabien Foret will ride again on Kawasaki ZX-6R next year, but this time within the new team Mahi Racing Team India … Quite a program, which Site details you !
The three-time Supersport champion Kenan Sofuoglu (2007, 2010 and 2012) and the "single" champion Fabien Foret (2002) will still be Green next year: the Turk who won this year for Team Lorenzini and the Frenchman who participated with the Intermoto Step team will both join the Mahi Racing Team India !
"We are very happy at MSD R-N (soon Mahi Racing Team India) to welcome Kenan and Fabien", declared the team director, Amit Sandill. And we understand it: in addition to their four world titles, these two drivers total in 209 starts no less than 87 podiums including 36 victories, 32 lap records in races and 27 pole positions !
In 2013, facing the CBRs of Cluzel and Lowes in particular, the Indian Ninja will have the services of two handlebar aces obsessed with one and the same goal: to win – or to keep for Sofuoglu! – the world crown.
The team pursues the same goal of course, but also relies on its two top riders to develop the practice of motorcycle speed in the land of cricket (the ambassador of the Kawa team is Mahendra Singh Dhoni, captain of the Indian selection champion of the world of discipline in 2011!), field hockey and chess…
"Bringing motorcycle racing to a professional level in India promises to be exciting, our riders will participate in our driving schools and we hope that they will encourage our compatriots to join this great sport.", specifies Amit Sandill.
For Kawasaki of course, the aim of the operation is to ensure maximum visibility in the subcontinent in order to sell as many motorcycles as possible: the famous Ninja 600 world champion or its
The drivers are naturally delighted to join this team which played at the end of last season: "they have already managed to get on the podium in 2012, during the last race", points out Kenan who had not then helped them (read our
Fabien is also convinced that 2013 will be another great year for the Greens: "it’s great to benefit again from such a strong machine, the best bike this year", recalls our n ° 99."Next year I will be in the best possible condition, because although I am in a new team, I will stay with the same bike and the same chief mechanic".
As expected this summer when the announcement of the arrival of the "Indians" in the Superport World Championship (read), the Briton Andrew Stone will follow our national Fabien within the Mahia team.
The fate of the drivers registered at the end of the year with the late MSD R-N Racing Team India is however unknown: Dan Linfoot, third at Magny-Cours, however did not hide his desire to stay within this promising team….
"I really liked this half-season with MSD RN"said the 24-year-old pilot."I have met and work with some great guys. The involvement of India is a great asset for the team and I am sure it will succeed. It’s a fantastic new team and I’m very proud to have signed their first podium"…
Florian Marino who shared the box with Dan at the end of 2012 – and the Ten Kate stand with Foret the previous year – will also have to relaunch his research for a handlebars next year in the World Supersport … Business to follow on the Site naturally: stay connected !
Kenan Sofuoglu in World Supersport
- 3 tracks
- 1st in the 2012 ranking
- 6th season
- 69 departures
- 48 podiums
- 21 wins
- 13 poles
- 16 lap records
- 1 title
- 4th in the 2012 ranking
- 13th season
- 140 departures
- 39 podiums
- 15 wins
- 14 poles
- 16 lap records
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