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1 July 1965 (age 58) Blackburn, Lancashire, England (

Michaela Fogarty (m. 1991)

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Carl fogarty a history of a legend

Carl George Fogarty, (born 1 July 1965), often known as Foggy, and the son of former motorcycle racer George Fogarty, is the most successful World Superbike racer of all time in terms of the number of championships and number of race wins.


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Retired from racing since 2000, 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). His greatest success came with the factory Ducati team.

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He was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 1998 New Year Honours, and helped to develop the Petronas FP1 racing motorcycle campaigned in the early 2000s.

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He won the fourteenth series of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! in 2014 and is still the current 'king of the jungle'

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In 1991 he raced for Neil Tuxworth's Honda UK team in World Superbikes, finishing seventh overall. The team pulled out in 1992, and Fogarty nearly found himself without a ride after a promised deal failed to materialise. He did ultimately take his first WSBK win at Donington Park, and finished the championship ninth overall despite only completing a partial season.

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The 1993 season was the beginning of his era as a factory Ducati rider. He battled with Scott Russell for the title, winning 11 races to the American's five, but losing out on consistency (Russell came 2nd twelve times compared to Fogarty's two) to finish behind him.

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In 1994 two factors came together to build on the successes of the previous season. Fogarty was fit and hungry for the title, having been so close the previous season; but he would also be using the new Ducati 916.

He missed the Hockenheim races with a broken wrist, but fought back to beat Russell and Aaron Slight to the crown.

Winning six of the first eight races in 1995 helped him seal that title with 5 of the 24 races to spare, and he clinched it with three races remaining in 1999.

In 1996 he raced for Tuxworth again, now with Honda factory support. Despite winning four races that season on the RC45, three more than team-mate Slight, and one more than Slight had managed over three seasons on the bike, Fogarty again struggled with consistency and finished fourth overall, 16 points behind second placed Slight and 38 points behind champion Troy Corser.

In 1997 he returned to Ducati, finishing second overall to the Honda of John Kocinski.

The 1998 season was his closest title – after a disappointing weekend at the Nürburgring he lay just sixth in the standings, but fought back to overhaul Corser and Slight in the final round. This was especially notable as his team (Ducati Performance), managed by Davide Tardozzi, was in its first year of WSBK competition.

Fogarty was forced to retire from racing in 2000 after a racing incident at Phillip Island when he hit privateer Ducati rider Robert Ulm and crashed. He suffered multiple injuries, including a serious shoulder injury which failed to heal well-enough to allow him to race again. He was replaced in the factory Ducati team by Troy Bayliss.

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 one race there between 1995 and 1999.

Other races

Early in his career he won the Formula One World Championship for bikes, which was gradually fading after the 1988 commencement of the World Superbike Championship. Fogarty won it three times, from 1988 to 1990. In 1990 it dropped below the six races required for the FIM to class it as a championship, rather than merely a cup; again, he won it.

He made several starts in Moto GP, filling in for Pierfrancesco Chili on an ROC bike for a while in 1990, with a best finish of sixth at the Swedish Grand Prix. He also contested the 500cc British Grand Prix several times. In 1992 he ran sixth before crashing on oil. In 1993 he qualified on the second row, and ran second early on after Alex Barros, Mick Doohan and Kevin Schwantz crashed on the first lap. He was set for third when he ran out of fuel, coasting over the line in fourth behind three Yamahas. He was entered again in 1994, but withdrew pre-race – citing a hand injury but later admitting that he felt the ride was uncompetitive.

Fogarty broke the lap record at the Isle of Man TT in 1992. His lap at 18 minutes, 18.8 seconds (123.61 mph) on a Yamaha 750cc was not broken until seven years later by Jim Moodie from a standing start riding a Honda RC45 in 1999, taking the record to 124.45 mph. His TT exploits began in the mid-eighties. He was the winner of the 1985 Lightweight Newcomers Manx Grand Prix and went on to win three TT races. The first was the 1989 production 750 race and he collected the 1990 Formula 1 and senior trophies. He made a total of 26 Isle of Man TT starts.

In 1992 he teamed with Terry Rymer and Michael Simul to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Other wins included Bol d'Or. They went on to win the FIM Endurance World Championship for Kawasaki.

Riding for Ducati, Fogarty finished second at the 1995 Daytona 200 in the United States. Scott Russell crashed during the first lap of the race but was able to remount and pass Fogarty for the win. Fogarty said that the pace car regrouping following the yellow flag allowed Russell to close the gap significantly.

Fogarty won the Ulster Grand Prix F1 race in 1988 and then a year later he won the ‘King of the Roads’ senior race setting a new lap record in the process, a speed of 121.629 mph.

In 1993, Foggy produced an imperious display of road racing to win both superbike races at the North West 200 on board a Moto Cinelli Ducati 888. In race one he beat the Dunlops (Robert in second, Joey third) and in race two, he was again ahead of Robert (second) and Phillip McCallen in third. In a truly dominant display, he also set a new lap record of 122.491 mph.

Fogarty rode a Harris Yamaha 500 GP bike in 1992 to victory in the Macau Grand Prix.


In 2002, Ducati released a special limited edition model (only 300 units were built) in his honour, the Monster S4 Fogarty.

In the same year, Fogarty founded the Foggy Petronas team in the World Superbike Championship (WSB). They entered with Carl's former team-mate Corser and James Haydon in 2003, but their three-cylinder Petronas FP1 was never truly competitive. In 2004 they achieved two third places (one for Corser and one for Chris Walker), but in this season there was little manufacturer support in WSB. Once several manufacturers returned for 2005, they were not competitive. Petronas ended the project at the end of 2006, leaving Foggy's racing future unclear. Having tried and failed to find sponsorship for a team running customer Ducatis in 2007, in May Fogarty confirmed the team's return in 2008 as the official MV Agusta team – only to later pull the plug on his team's activities and put their assets up for sale.

Carl Fogarty was never a person to stray away from controversy in the WSB paddock, and even in retirement, he frequently voices his opinion (most often in the British motorcycle newspaper MCN) in which he often berates past rivals such as Troy Corser and Neil Hodgson. This attitude towards other racers has made him a love-or-hate personality in the motorcycling world.

In 2014 Fogarty was the winner of the fourteenth series of ITV' I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!. The final saw him challenged to eat a large cupful of live mealworms (which he managed in three mouthfuls), two fried tarantulas, three live cockroaches, ostrich anus and a camel's penis.

In July 2016, Fogarty was awarded an Honorary Fellowship from the University of Central Lancashire.

Personal life

Foggy married Michaela in 1991. They owned a house in Lytham St Annes and have two children.

Career statistics

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