Mahi Racing's Kenan Sofuoglu Wins First Race of the Season

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    PHILIP ISLAND (AUSTRALIA):
    India's first World Superbike
    team, Mahi Racing, began its
    World Supersport Championship
    campaign with a bang when its
    lead rider Kenan Sofuoglu of
    Turkey comfortably won the first
    race of the season on Sunday.
    Sofuoglu's triumph positioned
    Mahi Racing Team as one of the
    front runners for the title in this
    15 round championship.
    The three-time world champion,
    who started second behind Sam
    Lowes of Yakhnich Motorsport,
    showcased the speed and
    reliability of the Kawasaki ZX-6R
    by taking the chequered flag 1.899
    sec ahead of Lowes.
    Sofuoglu stopped the clock at
    23'32.480 and in the bargain also
    recorded the fastest lap timing of
    1'33.283 on the 15th and final lap.
    The Turkish rider had a see-saw
    battle with Lowes till the 12th lap
    but once he got past his
    challenger there was no stopping
    him.
    "It was a near perfect race for us
    and I am very happy that me and
    the team have started the
    campaign on the winning note,"
    said Sofuoglu after the race.
    Sofuoglu's teammate Fabien
    Foret, however, failed to finish on
    the podium. The Frenchman, who
    started in the third position,
    slipped a spot in the race.
    Chairman and Managing Director
    of the team, Arun Pandey, could
    not hide his elation and said such
    a performance will only give
    Motor Racing a huge boost in
    India.
    "Despite finishing second and
    third in qualifying we knew that
    we had a very good chance to
    finish at the pole and Sofouglu
    was fantastic today," he added.

    Mahi Racing's Kenan Sofuoglu Wins First Race of the Season | Motorsport | www.indiatimes.com
     
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