Ex-WSBK Superbike racer Carl Fogarty has sustained numerous injuries, including a broken shoulder, a collapsed lung and an incredible eleven broken ribs. The four-time World Superbike champion sustained the injuries after a big crash at the “Dirtquake” dirt track event in Norfolk, England.
After getting off to a great start and winning five out of his six races, the former Honda and Ducati factory rider crashed in the hooligan race. The 70-mph crash appears to have put an end to his “dirtquake” career. After being airlifted to hospital, he told the MCN that he’s promised his wife of twenty-six years that he’ll never race again. Has she heard that one before? Yes, she has.
“It was going great, then I had a little crash. Two broken ribs, a punctured lung, and a broken shoulder blade. Nothing really too bad,” Foggy told Brit press on the scene. Fog’s optimism initially believing the number of broken ribs to be two, though further medical examination confirmed the number to be, uh, eleven. “Thanks to everyone for their best wishes, except Mrs. F, who hates me right now. I promise I’ll never do another race again.”
In good sport, he posted to Twitter saying, “Oh the rib count is now up too ten broke.”
This comes just on the heels of Max Biaggi sustaining thoracic trauma and multiple fractured ribs during a Supermoto training accident just last month. The retired former Superbike champion is at home and still recovering.
Fogarty accomplished an semi-astonishing fifty-four victories over his career as well as four world Superbike championships. He is famous for his high corner speed riding style and is the son of former motorcycle racer George Fogarty. He also won the 2014 TV series “I’m a Celebrity….. Get Me Out Of Here!” (Or as one American rider called the show “I’m a Celery, Get Me Out of Here.”)
He received the Member of The Order of The British Empire (MBE) in 1998.