, King Carl
British World Superbikes (WSBK) rider, hailing from Blackburn,
Lancashire in northwest England. Rides for Ducati and is probably
one of the most successful British sportsmen alive today, having won the
WSBK championship in 1994, 1995, 1998 and 1999 (he came 4th in
1996 and was runner-up in 1997). A household name in Italy because
he rides Italian metal, in the UK he is sadly almost unheard of outside
the motorcycle race going public. Apparently the BBC claims that WSBK
is a "minority sport" which is why they don't televise it,
despite the fact that twice as many people cram into Donington Park
and Brands Hatch for the British rounds as go to Wembley Stadium for
the FA Cup Finals.
As well as his World Superbike titles Foggy has also gained the Isle of Man
TT Formula 1 championship twice and the world endurance championship once.
A true god of motorcycling (and he has the scariest eyes you could
Update: October 2000.
Foggy suffered a very serious crash during a WSB race earlier this
season in which he broke his right arm and wrist in several places.
This kept him out of the rest of the season's races, and he has now
announced that his right arm will never be up to strength again and
he's retiring from racing. A shame that he couldn't
go out in a blaze of glory as he, and most of his fans would have