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Carl Fogarty to do demo laps at NW200

“I have always been a keen supporter of this great road race and no doubt it will be incredibly nostalgic for me to return to the North West 200” - Carl Fogarty.
World Superbike legend Carl Fogarty will perform demo laps at this year's Relentless International North West 200.

Fogarty's appearance - on race day, Saturday 19th May – will mark his first visit to the North West for 19 years. The Englishman last attended in 1993, when he won both Superbike races. Carl's father George also raced at the North West in the 1970s.

“I am really looking forward to coming back to the North West after all these years,” said Fogarty. “I have always been a keen supporter of this great road race and no doubt it will be incredibly nostalgic for me to return to the North West 200.”

Fogarty is the most successful WSBK rider of all time, winning the world title in 1994, 1995, 1998 and 1999. In 1998 he was awarded an MBE in the Queen's Honours list before retiring in 2000 following a crash at Phillip Island, Australia.

“It is a feather in our cap to bring Carl back to the North West 200,” said North West 200 Technical Director Mervyn Whyte MBE. “I was instrumental in bringing him here back in 1993 when he thrilled the crowds with his skill and won both Superbike Races.

“It was a memorable Race Day and we are very much looking forward to having this all-time road racing legend return to the North West 200 to once again wow the spectators.”

Fogarty will ride a new Ducati.

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Mathers Cross - Unregistered

February 06, 2012 2:57 PM

Funny all the fanfare about Carl Fogarty being at the nw200 this year obviously comming from the organisers. Ive no problem with this but it just stinks a bit that Freddie Spencer was at the north west last year as a guest of the vintage japanese club. Stood in a tent with static displays of 70s & 80s jap bikes, for most of the day speaking to spectators and was virtually shunned and ignored by the organisers. They made a big thing on local radio and tv of the laverty brothers being there never mentioned spencer. On the day he was to ride a fireblade round the track but that was shelved due to the oil spill. He was basically ignored. Surely it wouldnt have been too hard to take him out to various points of the track to meet the fans - might have helped entertain the crowd as racing was light on the ground.

Looking forward to seeing Carl at the North West again . Mathers cross was spot on with his post but failed to add that Jim Redman MBE and Ralph Bryans were also there to ride a parade lap and spent the day in the VJMC tent talking to fans. The three Honda works riders should have been interveiwed on the radio to give the fans something to listen to as they stood waiting most of the afternoon with no updates .I was disapointed that the race organisers showed these riders no respect on the race day.

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