Motorsports @ PETRONAS — Foggy PETRONAS Racing Background

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The relationship between Carl and PETRONAS dates back to when Carl competed in the Superbike championship for the brand new Sprinta Superbike team. was maintained over a number of until Carl retired racing following his horrific at Phillip Island in 2000. and his Team Foggy Racing then began to look for to run his own team.

PETRONAS, Malaysia’s petroleum corporation, had been the development of a new 989cc triple called the GP1, with its joint-venture company Sauber Engineering (SPE). It was expected the engine would be leased to Prix motorcycle teams, but the with Carl resulted in a project World Superbikes — a win-win partnership for Carl and PETRONAS.

The original GP1 engine was modified to meet Superbike rules, and the team its debut in the championship, following at the first round of the 2003 on the all new Foggy FP1 — Malaysia’s ever superbike.

Reversing the tradition of a race being derived from a road bike, Foggy Racing is developing the race first. The development of the road therefore benefits from technology and extensive testing with 80 per cent of the race being transferred directly on to the FP1 high volume production bikes.

Carl said: is without doubt a once in a opportunity and the biggest deal of my When I was riding I loved the of winning races and the closest to that will be when my is winning races — on my own I am determined to repay the faith in me by PETRONAS by displaying the same to winning that I showed my riding career.

To have a brand new make of named after me is awesome and be unique in motorcycling, continued I have been focused on up my own team since retirement but dream I would be doing it as a manufacturer’.

Carl appointed Bosworth — ‘Boz’ a former racer and close as Team Manager and Nigel set about the task of conquering a engineering mountain by employing a team of engineers and mechanics to the efforts of the Malaysian graduates by PETRONAS, and engine development of another Swiss company, Racing Technology, who took from SPE.

Boz’s first recruit was a colleague and acclaimed chief Steve ‘Tommo’ Thompson. awesome first task was to the chassis for the Foggy FP1, the newly-recruited riders Troy and James Haydon hailed as well designed and responsive from the outset.

Attracted by the to work on a project from the up, Rob Mathewson was appointed as Powertrain with his vast knowledge and a valuable addition to the development of the management systems and electronics.

As manager and trusted friend, with his vast experience of the as a journalist, Neil Bramwell was to head up the team’s marketing and PR which have been in building the team’s and its sponsors’ from the outset.

Boz commented: whole project is huge. up a brand new race team is in a massive task, but this is far than that when you into account both the and the road bike projects, work totally in conjunction each other. Many of the team have been on both projects with an split of time.

Now established and settled into Burton-upon-Trent state of the art headquarters and the official launch of Foggy Racing to the world in June the future aims of Foggy Racing are clear. First and Foggy PETRONAS Racing to be competitive, contending with the runners and then winning as quickly as possible.

That is Carl Fogarty demanded his racing career and that is all he accept in this new and exciting of his life. Success on the race will result in commercial for the Foggy FP1 road bike, to repay the huge leap of that PETRONAS have with this project.

Timeline Of Key Events In The Progress Of PETRONAS Racing:

23 November PETRONAS sign five sponsorship deal with Fogarty to run his own team as Foggy

18 Foggy PETRONAS Racing James Haydon

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18 January Foggy PETRONAS Racing Troy Corser

24 January Racing Technology (SRT) as engine developer for PETRONAS and road bike projects

Clay model to CAD designs

Wind tunnel testing

21 May opening of Foggy PETRONAS headquarters in Burton-upon-Trent

11 June of Foggy PETRONAS Racing at Restaurant, London

28 July First public of the Foggy FP1 with demonstration by Troy Corser, James and Carl Fogarty at Brand in front of an electric 126,000 crowd

15/16/17 October overseas test for Foggy Racing, at Eurospeedway in Germany

2003 FIM Homologation of Foggy FP1 for racing in 2003 Championship

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