Carl Fogarty and Ducati reunited at Oulton Park this weekend
Four times World Superbike Champion Carl Fogarty will be reunited with the brand with which he became synonymous by taking to the track at Oulton Park during this weekends MCE British Superbike Championship finale.
Carl will ride an 848 during a track demonstration around the majestic 2.69 miles parkland circuit to promote the Ducati 848 Challenge which following its inaugural year will expand to include selected BSB Championships events in 2011.
Carl last rode for Ducati in 2000 after amassing four world titles and 55 of his 59 WSB race wins for the famous Italian marque. His racing career was abruptly and prematurely curtailed in an accident in Philip Island, Australia. Few will forget the halcyon days of Carl on board a Ducati in front of 120,000 adoring fans year after year at Brands Hatch.
Oulton Park also figured prominently in Carl’s British Championship career as local to his native Blackburn home, and he is honoured permanently at the Cheshire venue with the naming Fogarty-Moss Centre, which serves as the venues administration and hospitality facility.
The new Ducati 848 Evo has received rave reviews, being described by Motorcycle News as “an exquisite machine” and widely regarded as the best middleweight handling machine currently on the market. The 848 Challenge will visit some of the most iconic circuits in the UK and abroad with two overseas rounds planned for Assen and Mugello. Further details of the 2011 Ducati 848 Challenge will be announced during this weekend’s title deciding final round of the MCE British Superbike Championship at Oulton Park.
Carl Fogarty takes to the track on the 848 VIP bike at 14.45 on Sunday 10th October.