Fogarty, Carl Foggy on Bikes

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Foggy on Bikes

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As a follow-up to his bestselling autobiography, Carl Fogarty, four-time Superbike World Champion and bestselling author, draws on 18 years of international motorcycle riding to give readers a comprehensive guide to bikes, and how to ride them.

He begins by describing how he started out in bike racing by going to race schools. Advice is given on how to get started in the sport before Carl explores all the key techniques which the novice rider will need in his or her repertoire.

He goes on to talk about preparation for race riding, how you gear yourself physically through fitness, diet and teamwork for the demands of each race. Mental strength is just as important – how to block out danger, the different approach required for qualifying and racing, and how to treat the opposition.

Then we take to the track, as Carl explores the essential components of competitive racing. With expert advice from Ducati’s top technicians, Carl stresses the importance of testing and set-up; race strategy is also covered – how and when should a rider overtake? There is a full section on track management as Carl talks the reader round the Superbike circuits in Britain and the rest of the world. There is also a full review of other types of racing, such as Enduro and Motocross and a look at leisure road riding.

The book combines personal experiences and anecdotes from Carl’s glittering career, with advice on how to improve their techniques.

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‘If there was an award for self-belief, Carl Fogarty would walk it. Add talent, charisma and drive, and he finished even further ahead.’
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Carl Fogarty is, quite simply, a legend of motorcycle racing and the undisputed king of the superbike world. Before his stunning career was cut short by injury, he achieved no fewer than eight world titles, including four World Superbike Championship wins.

An insatiable hunger for victory endeared him to racing fans in Britain, and all over the world, in a way that no other rider can claim to have matched. And it was the uniquely aggressive Foggy style of riding which won the devotion of those supporters. So what is the secret of his success? What separates Carl Fogarty from the also-ran racers or the average bike owner?

In 'Foggy on Bikes', Carl lifts the lid on the practices, attitudes, techniques and preparation that are needed to gain a winning edge at the highest level of competition. And he applies those principles to a range of biking disciplines, from enduro riding and motocross to general road riding.

And in true Foggy style, he illustrates these tips with candid accounts of the thrills and spills which have shaped the career of the sport's ultimate competitor.

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