As the son of a motorcycle repairman, he started racing in 1997 at the age of nineteen. After a brief but successful career, Sofuoğlu died on October 25, 2002, at the age of 24, following a traffic accident when he was hit by a car while he was crossing the street. His two brothers Sinan and Kenan are also motorcycle racers. Sinan Sofuoğlu died on May 9, 2008, at the age of 25 in the intensive care unit of Kocaeli University Hospital following a motorcycle accident. He was training for the Turkey Motorcycle Championship at İzmit Körfez Circuit in Körfez, Kocaeli, where he fell-off his motorcycle and suffered a broken neck, trauma at the base of his skull, and pulmonary hemorrhage.