This week in 1994: Some year!

This would be the year of Doohan and Foggy as both lifted their first world ti­tles in scin­til­lat­ing style

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Ed­vard Munch’s angsty Scream paint­ing had just been nicked from a mu­seum in Oslo but mo­tor­cy­clists had bet­ter things to scream about as Carl Fog­a­rty was about to be­gin his dom­i­na­tion of World Su­per­bikes on the won­der­ful Du­cati 916.

Mick Doohan, mean­while, was re­cov­er­ing from a badly bro­ken leg and was fight­ing to be fit for the New Year. He’d fin­ished fourth in the 1993 World 500 GP cham­pi­onship but had yet to win his first ti­tle. He was ready for test­ing and the start of the sea­son and 1994 would be the year he com­fort­ably lifted the crown. The Aussie went on to win four more 500GP ti­tles and these days has his own air­line among other in­ter­ests.

Sports­bikes very much ruled the UK roads and a bat­tle was rag­ing be­tween the 750s and 900s. Yamaha’s YZF750, Suzuki’s GSX-R750 and Kawasaki’s ZXR750 were squar­ing up to Du­cati’s 916 and Honda had set the cat amongst the pi­geons a cou­ple of years pre­vi­ously with the CBR900RR Fire­blade. But Kawasaki al­ready had its ZX-9R and the 750 would soon start to strug­gle as we fell in love with more cubes.

‘Doohan was re­cov­er­ing from a badly bro­ken leg and was fight­ing to be fit for the New Year’

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