Carl Fogarty to return to Oliver’s Mount
The four-time World Superbike champion Carl ‘Foggy’ Fogarty will be racing at Oliver’s Mount in the Barry Sheene Classic on July 28-29, the circuit has announced.
The only motorcycle road race circuit in England, Oliver’s Mount is a much-loved 2.41 mile track that dates back to 1946. As the BMF recently reported, it has recently been reopened by the Two Four Three Road Racing Association, which includes former Isle of Man TT racer Eddie Roberts and seven-times Isle of Man TT winner Mick Grant.
A statement on the circuit’s Facebook page said: “Three-times TT winner Fogarty is no stranger to Oliver’s Mount, first competing in 1986, winning the 250 race on his debut. Foggy will be riding a road-going Ducati 916 in replica colours.”
Fogarty himself added: “I made my debut in ‘86, in the 250 race, broke the lap record and took the win. That was before Farm Bends, flat out over the start-finish – it was mega. It was my first true road race, and everyone was telling me I was riding too fast. I’m looking forward to getting back into my old leathers and riding the 916”.
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Picture credit: Carl Fogarty at Creg-ny-Baa on the Isle of Man in 1992, by Cristof Berger