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http://www.superbikeplanet.com/2006/Nov/061103b.htm

Hodgson & Fogarty: So What If We Hate Each Other?
by dean adams

Friday, November 03, 2006

The good news is that you might have a WSBK ride.British press reports have former World Superbike champion Carl Fogarty pursuing a sponsor, a manufacturer partner (Ducati) and Neil Hodgson for 2007. And he's doing it all with that infamous Fogarty charm.
Fogarty told a local UK newspaper this week that there's a fork in the road in front of him. To one side he quits the sport and never looks back, while on the other he gets bikes, a sponsor with millions to spend, Neil Hodgson and he goes WSBK racing.

With Petronas pulling out of WSBK racing, Fogarty is now trying to start his own Ducati team. He told reporters that he's been offered bikes by Ducati, but needs $7.5 million US to run the team. He also says that he'd like to put his past differences with Neil Hodgson behind him and run the former British and WSBK title-winner.

Ducati is completely mum on the subject of Fogarty getting bikes for 2007.
Fogarty, perhaps putting an un-needed razor-sharp point on the situation, says he's considering Hodgson to race for him to win races, not so they can go out "have a beer together". Hodgson and Fogarty were teamed together on Ducatis in the mid-1990s, and according to Hodgson that didn't exactly go swimmingly. Moreover, later the five-time WSBK champion heavily criticized Hodgson after he won the WSBK title.

Fogarty says that if he doesn't get the sponsorship and support to run a WSBK team he'll leave racing forever and never return.

He also mentioned that he was long troubled by his Petronas pairing, because the bike was well known as the "worst bike out there" and that he would have never ridden it "for all the money in the world".

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aaahh foggy. what a cock. the biggest mouth in the field, he makes madmax look polite. yes he was a good racer but remember, he raced a worx 955 against 750s.
 

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He never whined when the Petronas cheques were coming in, even though he wasn't showing results. He was milking the kind Petronas people, even as they sought to help him re-establish himself as a Team Manager. What a sorry POS Foggy has turned out to be.
 
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Funny thing was that I met his ex-Petronas data logger and engine-management guy two weekends ago (a Brit by the way), and the guy was just ragging on Foggy as a manager. Said he possessed great skill as a rider, but was a horrible person to work for. He also talked about Craig Jones as a rider, but I digress.......
 

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you can always rely on foggy to be arrogant as fuck.

doesnt detract from the fact that in his day he was almost certainly one of the best bike racers in the world mind. Whilst his arrogance almost added to his character as a racer, I bet it doesnt do him any favours at all as a team manager.
 
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