Carl Fogarty out of retirement and back to winning ways

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Carl Fogarty returned to the top step of a motorcycle race podium last weekend, 16 years after retirement. The four-time World Superbike champion took victory in the Essenza sprint races held at the Glemseck 101 festival in Germany.

Foggy was riding The White Bike, a custom Triumph Thruxton R fitted with a bespoke Rotrex supercharger, increasing power from 96bhp to 139bhp. Fogarty won all three of his knockout rounds on the bike, and managed to beat a Kawasaki H2R in the final.


Foggy said: “It’s the first time I’ve entered a race like this and it’s been a lot of fun. The team at Triumph did a brilliant job, the bike performed really well and I couldn’t be happier with the win. It’s always good to be on the top step of the podium!”

Triumph also entered a second bike – The Bulldog – again powered by a Rotrex supercharger to make the same power as The White Bike. Ridden by Christoph Lentsch of 1000PS, The Bulldog finished second in its heat behind a custom Moto Guzzi.


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Liam Marsden

By Liam Marsden

Former MCN Web Producer