Carl Fogarty needs no introduction to anyone who has been watching Superbikes for any length of time. Fogarty is a 7 times World Champion and is currently the most successful Superbike rider of all time in terms of race wins and championship wins.
Over the years, Carl Fogarty raced for a number of motorcycle manufacturers, but he enjoyed his most successful period on a Ducati. Fogarty was forced to retire from racing in 2000 after crashing at Philip Island – he was hospitalised with multiple injuries, including a major injury to his shoulder that failed to heal well enough to allow him to continue racing.
Since retiring, Foggy has stayed involved in the sport and has done stints as a team manager with his own ‘Foggy Petronas’ team, acts as a pundit, and has also gained wider exposure outside of the Superbike world by appearing on (and winning) the reality TV show ‘I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here.
Foggy’s direct nature, aggressive racing style, and ‘no-bullshit’ approach won him many fans as well as his fair share of enemies.
Carl Fogarty helmets still get produced as replicas (usually in the Shark helmets range), and they often appear in limited numbers and sell out very quickly. Browse the current Carl Fogarty helmets available below:
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Carl Fogarty’s legendary status in the Superbike world means Foggy replica helmets are created on a pretty regular basis and most of them currently appear in the Shark helmet range. Shark have a great Fogarty helmet out at the moment to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of his first World Superbike Championship, and they have released it in the premium Shark Speed-R range, as well as the Shark S700S range which is much cheaper so riders who don’t need a ‘race ready’ helmet can still get a killer looking Foggy replica without paying a premium price.
Carl Fogarty biography:
Carl ‘Foggy’ Fogarty was born in 1965 in Blackburn and his interest in motorcycles developed at an early age and was supported and nurtured by his father George Fogarty, who was also a motorcycle racer. Fogarty started competing in local motocross events and developed his racing skills in various competitions.
Fogarty’s father helped to fund his early career which got off to a quick and successful start and Carl Fogarty became the Formula 1 TT world champion at the age of 23.
After a few one-off races, Foggy’s first full season in World Superbikes came in 1991 on a Honda where he finished in seventh place in the standings. Foggy moved to Ducati for 1992 when he finished in ninth place in the Championship standings. He stayed with Ducati in 1993 riding for Raymond Roche’s factory Ducati team and finished in second place in the World Superbike standings taking 11 race wins during the season. Inconsistency and a number of retirements prevented Foggy from claiming the Championship in 1993. In 1994 Foggy rode the new Ducati 916 with determination and consistency, and despite a close battle throughout the season with the American Scott Russell, Fogarty managed to claim the World Superbike championship at Phillip Island.
Fogarty successfully defended his title in 1995, and after a brief and unsuccessful spell with Honda in 1996, Foggy returned to Ducati and went on to win the Superbike Championship in back to back seasons during 1998 and 1999.
Carl Fogarty’s racing career came to a premature end in 2000 when Fogarty crashed out in the second round of World Superbikes at Phillip Island and shattered his shoulder. The injury was too severe and Foggy was forced to hang up his leathers and retire from competitive racing.
Since then Foggy has tried his hand at running a team with his Petronas-backed project, Foggy Petronas Racing.
To this day Carl Fogarty remains the most successful World Superbike racer in the sprts history with the most race wins and the most Championship titles.