Fogarty back in business with MV Agusta

Two iconic names in motorcycle racing, MV Agusta and Carl Fogarty, are to join forces for an assault on the Superbike World Championship. The Italian manufacturer is set to enter the championship in the 2008 season with Fogarty’s British-based team as their factory-supported outfit. Watch out for some serious fireworks if this package come through.

About Foggy

Carl Fogarty (born 1 July 1965, Blackburn, Lancashire) is the most successful Superbike racer in terms of the number of championships and number of race wins. Fogarty, known to his fans as 'Foggy' has now retired. He is renowned for his high corner speed riding style, combined with an aggressive competitiveness, which netted him 59 victories and four World Superbike Championships (1994, 1995, 1998 and 1999) while riding for the Ducati factory team.
Winning 6 of the first 8 races in 1995 helped him seal that title with 5 of the 24 races to spare, and he clinched it with 3 races to spare in 1999. 1998 was his closest title - after a disastrous weekend at the Nürburgring he lay just 6th in the standings, but fought back to overhaul Troy Corser and Aaron Slight in the final round. This was especially notable as his team was in its first year of WSBK competition.
Surprisingly, his first victory in any form of racing at Brands Hatch did not come until 1995. He had much greater success at Assen, winning all but 1 race there between 1995 and 1999. Large numbers of British fans would travel to the race on the ferries at this time.

1 comment:

Nora-Cassandra said...

Now this is something to look forward for! I won’t be expecting less than incredible!