Second For New Joint Points Leader

April 22, 2012

Changing weather conditions meant that Kawasaki DeltaFin Lorenzini rider Kenan Sofuoglu was
unable to challenge for the win today but in taking second place he joined Fabien Foret in the
points lead.

Sofuoglu, was fourth in qualifying, rode with pace and control to be in the leading group and was not too badly affected by his recent knee injury. As the track conditions changed the top four positions changed and Sofuoglu rode to finish second after race winner Lorenzo Lanzi passed at unstoppable pace.

After his third race on a Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R he is now back at the top of the table, on the same 45 points as Intermoto Step Kawasaki rider Fabien Foret. Fabien was forced to pull in today because of a rear tyre issue in the frequently soaking conditions.

Sheridan Morais had a similar problem with grip from the rear and carried on to finish 15th and score a single point. He is now in 12th place overall.

Romain Lanusse made good use of his Intermoto Step Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R to score 11th place and score useful championship points. He is now 16th overall.

Kenan Sofuoglu: “I think I am happy for second place because in these conditions if you can finish the race you have already made a good job. We are quite happy and I am a world championship rider so I have to think about the world championship. Still I am not really fit but after a couple of races I think my injured knee will be ready for real dry conditions. I was happy to ride in the dry but today I think we were just a little bit lucky.”

Sheridan Morais: “Yesterday in the rain we were third quickest and yet today sometimes I was ten seconds a lap slower than I was yesterday in similar conditions. I know I had no rear grip and even when I look at the rear tyre it looks like brand new. So I do not know what caused that but I was riding on the absolute limit and nearly crashed I do not know how many times. It was a tough day but we got the bike absolut home.”