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Sofuoglu & Sidi Second at Assen Moto2


2011 Moto2

A pleasant satisfaction for the Sidi colors came from the track in Assen. On Saturday, June 25, the Turkish pilot Kenan Sofuoglu (Technomag-CIP) nabbed an excellent second place in the Grand Prix in Holland in the Moto2 race which was won by Spain’s Marc Marquez.

This is the first podium ever in the Moto2 category for this Turkish champion, who is turning out to be one of the great talents in the Sidi stable of pilots.

This important result has increased the Turkish pilot’s confidence in the Moto2 category, which he comes to after brilliant performances in the Supersport category where he won two world titles, in 2007 and 2010.

Even though Sofuoglu is an expert rider, he’s considered a rookie in the Moto2 category, since it’s his first real season in Moto2 not considering the two races in 2010 in which he was called upon as a replacement for the unfortunate Japanese pilot Shoya Tomizawa, who died in an accident during the GP race in San Marino.

This result is also especially sweet for Sidi, since Assen has always been considered one of the most difficult circuits in the world, and it’s the only speedway where the world motorcycle GP has raced uninterruptedly since 1949.

On the Moto2 podium Sofuoglu was wearing his Sidi Vortice boots, number one when it comes to speed on the track.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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