WorldSSP: Kenan Sofuoglu suffers TRIPLE HIP FRACTURE

Five time WorldSSP champion Kenan Sofuoglu suffered a triple hip fracture during Saturday’s qualifying session when he crashed out at the Magny Cours Circuit in France.

The 33 year old Turkish rider was well on his way to a front row start before crashing out and declared unfit to race due to the extensive injury.

With only two rounds remaining, it is uncertain whether Sofuoglu can heal in time to fight for the 2017 WorldSSP title with the current leader, Lucas Mahias from GRT Yamaha Official WorldSSP Team.

The 2016 WorldSSP World Champion Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) recently missed the last French round at Magny Cours Circuit after crashing out during Saturday’s qualifying session. The five time World Supersport champion was declared unfit after suffering a horrendous triple hip fracture.

Sofuoglu was well on his way to a front row start following a strong performance on Friday as well as Saturday before the unfortunate incident right after Turn 8 of the legendary circuit. He was declared unfit to race and was flown back to Turkey for immediate surgery.

Having missed the race, the 33 year old Turkish rider now sits in second place in the overall 2017 championship standing behind French rider Lucas Mahias from the GRT Yamaha Official WorldSSP Team. There are only four points separating the two riders with South African rider Sheridan Morais from Kallio Racing not too far behind in third position.

There is no news on whether Kenan Sofuoglu will be able to race again in the next round which is going to be held in Jerez on 20 October 2017. With only two rounds remaining plus quite a serious injury, Sofuoglu will need a miracle if he hopes to win the 2017 WorldSSP title.

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Source: WorldSBK

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