Foggy to ride at Classic TT

Michael Mann - Web Editor, Bike Social
By Michael Mann
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Four times World Superbike Champion and three times Isle of Man TT winner, Carl Fogarty, has confirmed he will ride at the 2014 Classic TT presented by Bennetts.

49-year ‘Foggy’ will ride a Honda RC30 in the 'Joey Dunlop Road Racing Legend - The Rivals' Parade Lap' and also a Ducati in the Classic TT Lap of Honour both of which take place during he Classic TT over the Bank Holiday weekend, 23rd - 25th August.

Foggy is no stranger to the 37.73 mile Mountain Course having competed in 26 TT races, winning three times and standing on the podium a further four times, he even held the outright lap record for seven years. His 123.61mph lap was set in 1992 when he finished runner-up to the late, great Steve Hislop, and stood until 1999.

The below photo (courtesy of Fottofinders), shows Foggy on the Honda 750cc RC30 at the Isle of Man TT in 1990, the bike was sold by Bonhams some years later for more than £40,000.

Foggy on the RC30 at the 1990 TT

Speaking ahead of his return to the Island for the Classic TT, Foggy said:

"The Isle of Man holds a special place in my heart and I have said many times before that it was that part of my career which I look back on with the most happiness and pride. I can't wait to see the new Classic TT event for myself after hearing good things about last year's first event and I am particularly excited to be part of the tribute to Joey Dunlop. Joey was a special rider and someone I looked up to and wanted to beat in those early World Championship years."

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