Foggy rides FP1 for Commonwealth games
Carl Fogarty completed a leg of the Queen’s Jubilee Commonwealth Games Baton Relay yesterday, riding the FP1 race bike that will compete in World Superbikes next year.
He was one of 5000 people involved with carrying the baton, including football commentator Trevor Brooking, Sunderland and Ireland international Niall Quinn, ex Olympic Judo star Neil Adams and Man Utd players Phil and Gary Neville amongst others.
Foggy received the baton at Hollingworth Lake, on the outskirts of Manchester, and it was televised live as part of the BBC’s coverage of the Commonwealth games. Unfortunately it was probably a bit early for most people as it was on at 4.30am. Foggy seemed to enjoy the early start though.
" It’s nice to see motorsport and the more athletic sports coming together and I regarded this as a great honour. It was also great to get on the bike for the first time, although I only travelled a few yards before handing the baton back over. But it was enough to be excited that my riders Troy Corser and James will enjoy riding this machine. "