Best known for his prolific career in the Supersport World Championship racing league. In 2015, he won his 4th title, which at the time was the most of any rider in history.
In 2000, he won the Class B level of the Turkish Supersport Championship. This led him to competing in the European Superstock Championship, which precluded his joining the Supersport World Championship in 2006.
He won his first Supersport World Championship in 2007, which was his debut season. In 2012, he clinched his 3rd championship in the second-to-last race of the season at the Portuguese Grand Prix.
He was born and raised in Akyazi, Turkey.
In 2010, he finished in a tie for the Superport World Championship with Eugene Laverty.