This week in MCN... in 1992 !

Why bother hark­ing on about the past? Be­cause Novem­ber 25, 1992 was a bloody bril­liant time, that’s why! ‘I hate the place. It’s dan­ger­ous and I won’t come back. But I’m happy to win’

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This was a year of great hope for Bri­tish mo­tor­cy­cling. As the Amer­i­cans con­tin­ued to dom­i­nate GP rac­ing with Wayne Rainey, Kevin Sch­wantz and John Kocin­ski, the Brits were find­ing an­other way to win. An­other way to rise to the top. Carl Fog­a­rty had not quite ar­rived on the World Su­per­bike scene in earnest, but there were signs of early prom­ise. He’d had a race win in the se­ries, and his GP dreams just weren’t hap­pen­ing. The WSB crown went to American Doug Polen in ’92, but Foggy was about to miss out on


500 GPS and land a dream WSB ride with Du­cati in­stead.

Tri­umph, too, were ex­pe­ri­enc­ing a bright and bold new dawn. John Bloor’s buy­out had worked and af­ter a steady start with a work­man­like sports tourer Tro­phy range, the 1200 Day­tona ripped up the per­for­mance rule­book and re­ally made the world sit up and take no­tice. While bike’s rid­ing style may have been a lit­tle bit of an ‘ac­quired taste’, there was plenty to get very ex­cited about as 1992 threat­ened to turn into 1993.

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