The son of the Turkish five-time winner of the Supersport World Championship Kenan Sofuoğlu, four-year-old Zane became an Internet star thanks to his skillful driving of motorcycles and cars.
In a short period of time, Zane has grown from a toddler into almost an extreme sports star.. The Instagram page, co-run by his father Kenan and mother Julia Luman, already had more than a million followers and video views over the summer.
The main role of the plots, of course, is Zane. He drives either powerful motorcycles, supercars or even a truck. And he does it no worse than adults.
Many subscribers are surprised by this skill, believing that the son at the genetic level adopted his father’s experience. Someone envies such ability to drive motorcycles and cars. Some are outraged by the recklessness of their parents, not understanding the motives for such upbringing.
Children's games or adult hobby?
Zane was born to a Dutch-Algerian mother, Julia Luman, and a former Turkish motorcyclist and five-time World Supersport World Championship winner, Kenan Sofuoğlu.. Zane is the middle child in a family of three siblings.
The profile of Turkish Instagram star Zein Sofuoğlu
Name: Zayn Sofuoglu Age: 4 years old Date of birth: April 11, 2019 Nationality: Turkish Parents: Kenan Sofuoglu and Julia Luman Sofuoglu Net worth: $5 million (approx.) Instagram: @zaynsofuoglu – 2.1 million followers
Over the four years of his life, Zein Sofuoglu spent so much time behind the wheel of glamorous high-class cars and various motorcycles that it’s hard to even imagine.
Almost all trips are filmed and posted online, which is why his Instagram page is steadily gaining fans.
Do you know how it all started?
The first stories were about how two-year-old Zane raced go-karts and miniature motocross motorcycles. Subsequently, videos appeared of the kid masterfully maneuvering, parking and racing various supercars.
Now he quite professionally drives both a Mercedes-Benz Actros long-haul tractor without a semi-trailer and a large Scania truck with a loaded semi-trailer.. And this despite the fact that he cannot reach the car pedals or even see the road above the steering wheel.. To do this, a local car workshop made special pedal levers.
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To keep Zane in the spotlight on Instagram, parents Kenan and Julia put the kid in increasingly funnier and more amusing situations every time.. Part of Zayn's fame stems from the fact that he looks quite natural behind the wheel.
Ever since his parents started posting videos of him riding a motorcycle on the way to their house, Zein Sofuoğlu has been lauded by the media as a prodigy with huge potential to make a name in the world of racing. Considering the father’s talent, the child’s prospects in a sports environment are beginning to look good.
An apple from an apple tree…
Father Kenan is a legend of Turkish motorsports. He became the first Turk to participate in the World Motorsport Championships, Kenan is respected in his country and throughout the world. And for good reason, since he holds the laurels of being the most successful World Supersport driver of all time with a record of five world championships.
Zane has a uniform tailored to his height – a personalized racing suit, boots, gloves and helmet in yellow and blue tones. Maybe parents support Ukraine?
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Little Zane's favorite toys
The son of a former five-time motorcycle world champion has access to many vehicles. First of all, Zayn adores his father’s classic red Ferrari SF 90 Stradale.. This car is featured in many of his videos.
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In addition, among his favorite toys is the 1800 CC, which he uses on the track and around the house.. There are other motorcycles of my father and his friends.
At the same time, few people think that powerful motorcycles for racing and touring are a means of transport for adults, at least from the age of 16. Not to mention cars, which are allowed to be driven in Turkey after obtaining a driver's license at age 18.. And the little one will be only 5 years old in the spring; he is not even a schoolboy yet.
On this issue, a big discussion has developed around Zayn’s Instagram posts, in some places developing into a dispute. Everything has to do with his youth and the recklessness of his parents, who allow him a lot of freedom behind the wheel of powerful cars and motorcycles.
The tragic lessons of the past are still forgotten
Zain's early exposure to supercars and motorcycles is not dissimilar to his father's, growing up in the quiet countryside of his hometown of Adapazari.. It can be argued that Zane's father, Kenan, simply sees his childhood in his son and seeks to encourage his talent through his experience and wealth.
However, there is another side to the coin. Before he became a successful motorcyclist, Kenan grew up in his father's motorcycle repair garage.. He and his brothers made the area around their hometown of Adapazari their own training ground as aspiring racers.
Unfortunately, Kenan's brothers (both of them were racers) died in accidents. His older brother Bahattin, a Turkish national motorcycling champion, died in a traffic accident in 2002. Another brother, Sinan, died while training on the Izmit Kerfez circuit in May 2008.
Kanan himself has been in accidents more than once.. Injuries have curtailed further chances of winning trophies, but Kenan remains a successful Turkish athlete in world motorsports and leads his son to this.
And even overtook my father
Now the popularity of little Zane is so great that even his father is far from him. If you look at his page, today the baby already has 2.1 million subscribers, while father Kenan has only 1.7 million.
Zein Sofuoğlu's net worth comes from the fortune of his parents, Kenan Sofuoğlu and Julia Luhmann. Kenan's net worth is currently estimated at approximately $5 million.. This means that little Zane has a rich childhood with the opportunity to do what he and his parents enjoy.