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Fuelling Around podcast: Carl Fogarty on not missing racing, the Isle of Man TT and I’m a Celeb

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June 9, 2021
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In the last episode of series two the boys welcome World Superbike legend and former king of the jungle Carl Fogarty, who discusses his life now he’s retired, winning I’m a Celeb and of course his racing career.

Foggy chats to fellow racing legend Jason Plato and Dave Vitty all about his life in Blackburn, having a week off school to visit the Isle of Man TT to watch his dad race and what he’s been up to in lockdown.

Astonishingly it has been 20 years since Foggy finished his motorcycle racing career, but to the Blackburn native it feels even longer than that.

Carl Fogarty reveals he doesn’t miss racing

“It feels longer than 20 years ago to be honest” Bikesure ambassador Foggy exclaimed. “It feels like a completely different lifetime ago, I guess 20 years it is really.

“Do I miss it? No, I don’t. There were a lot of years where I did miss it when I initially retired in Australia 20 years ago. For the next couple of years I really missed it.

“But now the thought of getting on one of those bikes now, my body just says no. If I get on one and do three or four laps at Donnington Park I’m in agony from old injuries, especially my knees.

“The position you’re in one of those things isn’t comfortable anyway, so no I don’t miss it and probably the reason why is because I can’t get on the bikes now and be comfortable

“I can wobble up the driveway at Goodwood and be alright, but that’s about it really (laughs).”

Carl Fogarty

Enjoy plenty more Fuelling Around

That’s it from this series of Fuelling Around, but if you’re still in need of some car chat you can listen to all of the episodes from series one and two to get your Fuelling Around fix in the meantime.

You can also listen and subscribe to the popular automotive offering on Spotify and Apple podcasts.

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