Turkish motorcyclist Kenan Sofuoğlu injured in Superpole crash in France
Turkish motorcyclist Kenan Sofuoğlu suffered pelvic injuries Saturday following a crash in the Superpole at France's Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours at the 2017 Supersport World Championship.
Sofuoğlu was immediately taken to a hospital after the crash caused by poor weather conditions. He will be flying back to Turkey with an air ambulance for surgery arranged by Turkey's health and sports ministries.
After a medical examination, doctors confirmed the Turkish champion has three fractures to his pelvis and is unfit to race at tomorrow's race, the Kwasaki Puccetti team said in a statement.
Sofuoğlu is a leading champion in the WorldSSP, winning the title five times after he broke his own record in 2016.
The 32-year-old had won the first two titles with Hannspree Ten Kate Honda, in 2007 and 2010. He later became a Kawasaki rider in 2012 and won his third title the same year.