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World Supersport: Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R Riders Aiming For Victory Once Again
Kenan has won two races so far this year, at Phillip Island and Misano Adriatico, but Kawasaki Intermoto Step rider Fabien Foret has also secured two victories, at Imola and the previous race at Brno. That most recent maximum points score pushed him up to third in the championship, only six points behind second place rider Sam Lowes.
At Silverstone both top-ranked Kawasaki riders will be out for the win but the third Ninja ZX-6R rider to have secured a podium place this year, Sheridan Morais (Kawasaki Lorenzini), is more than eager to get his second run at the top-three places.
Rookie WSS rider Romain Lanusse (Kawasaki Intermoto Step) is now in 17th place after scoring good points in the past two races, with Joshua Day (GoEleven Kawasaki) 21st overall so far. New Kawasaki effort, MSD R-N Racing Team India, should add the recently injured Dan Linfoot to make a two-rider line up this weekend, after Florian Marino made his debut appearance at Brno, and scored points in the process.
Kenan Sofuoglu: “I think Silverstone is a nice track. I do not know it on my Kawasaki but there are some very fast corners and some slow corners on the new part. I cannot say it is my favourite track but the only thing that matters is that my bike feels nice on the circuit, and that I will see on Friday. A rider should not have the chance to say he likes this track or that track; we should be able to ride well on any track. It will be difficult to say before Friday how things will be but we should find a set-up for Saturday to take into race day.”
Sheridan Morais: “I have been to Silverstone before, last year in the Superstock 1000 race, and I really liked the track. I look forward to every race but I think this one is going to be good. I have been going through a lot of data from last year with my telemetrist and watching the race back on video. I think we should have a good base setting. I think it was good preparation to ride on the big 1000cc Superstock bike at this round last year, because the 600cc bike is just that little bit tamer. Things are good with me in general, doing the usual training and so on but after Silverstone I will go home to South Africa for about ten days before we head to the new Moscow race.”