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’
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
CARL FOGARTY, MACAU WINNER
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.