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Liam Marsden  says:

Silverstone WSB: Sofuoglu battles to controversial supersport win

Kawasaki rider Kenan Sofuogolu won the World Supersport race at Silverstone after a race long battle with Sam Lowes, which saw the two riders collide on the final lap. Sofuoglu's Kawasaki was visibly faster than the Yamaha of Lowes, but Lowes made his move in to first on the final lap. Sofuoglu looked to cut straight back and mvoed up the...

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Ivebeenthehero

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 Yeah you can see from that he went in there expecting to collide hard - he was way off line and on a direct collision course. This is very different to out braking yourself which is a normal racing incident, e.g. when Josh Brookes skittled everyone at Mallory.  

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WillRTW

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WillRTW says:

As a non ex-racer...

 it still don't look very like a genuine passing possibility... it just looks like Sofo used Lowes Yamaha to help stop his Kwaka.... and hang the consequences. Lowes can move on from this luckily, he is a smart, fast and strong minded kid... but if the championship was decided by this 5 points at year end.... that would be seriously unfair.

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mickdel

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mickdel says:

harsh move

 in the heat of the moment on the final lap, racers are fuelled on adrenaline and the desire to win.   If it had been the other way about,  it would have been written off as a racing incident.  But because Sofu has form, it was a move designed to move him up the points,  ala Schumacher.

 

Who cares.    You have to admit,  Sofuoglu is a balls out racer.  What you see is what you get.  I think without him, the WSS would be a boring procession.     Sam now knows that when he races in future,  nothing but taking the chequered flag matters.    

 

 

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nickhowes

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nickhowes says:

Sofuoglu/Lowes

Worth remembering, I think, that in BSB, Lowes would not have been allowed to remount and continue.  Sofuoglu really only did what Lorenzo did to Pedrosa a couple of years ago and Marquez did to Lorenzo at Jerez this year.  The organisers know that they can't touch the "Aliens" with penalties, so Sam just has to soak it up and make life as difficult as he can for Sofa for the rest of the season.  Sam's good enough!

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jonnyrocket

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jonnyrocket says:

nothing...

unusual there with superglu, typical move been doing it all his career, the red mist descended on him and there you go, sam should've half expected it really.  good race though, i hope sam is prepared for the battle, if not superglu will take another title.

 

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