Valentine joins Foggy

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Carl Fogarty has chosen former Triumph race team boss Jack Valentine as the new race team manager of Foggy PETRONAS Racing.

Valentine, 51, has scored a succession of British championship and TT successes with V&M Racing. In the last two seasons he masterminded Triumph's return to racing with his own ValMoto team in the British Supersport championship and claimed Triumph's first TT win in decades.

Foggy rode for Valentine in 1992, in the 400cc Supersport Isle of Man TT, breaking the lap record from his first standing start.

Valentine takes over the responsibilities performed last season by chief engineer Steve Thompson, who continues in a technical consultancy role in the World Superbike project.

He'll hook up with new riders Garry McCoy and Steve Martin at the first official World Superbike test on February 19 in Qatar, followed by the first race of the season a week later.

Foggy said: " I have known Jack for 15 years and wherever he has been he has done a good job. His teams have always been professionally run and I am certain that he will bring experience and fresh ideas to my team."

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MCN Staff

By MCN Staff