Foggy v Chili

Assen, 1998

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Sport -

Carl Fog­a­rty clashed with many of his ri­vals dur­ing his il­lus­tri­ous racing ca­reer, but none were as public as his spat with Frankie Chili at Assen in 1998.

In race two, the fac­tory Du­cati duo were out front and fight­ing for the win when Chili crashed out at the chi­cane on the fi­nal lap. Chili claimed that Foggy had tried to ram him off the track. Fu­ri­ous at miss­ing out on the win, the Italian stormed up to Fog­a­rty in pit­lane and punched his hel­met. The two men were pulled apart, but it wasn’t over. Chili, who had been back to his mo­torhome to have a shower and cool off, stormed into the post-race press con­fer­ence in his dress­ing gown, grabbed the mi­cro­phone and con­tin­ued to lam­bast Foggy, be­fore the two had to be split up again.

The Italian, who had – up un­til this point of his ca­reer – es­caped the wrath of Foggy, then de­clared he would do ev­ery­thing in his power to prevent the Brit from win­ning the world cham­pi­onship.

He failed to de­liver on the threat as Foggy wrapped up his third WSB crown at the fi­nal round in Ja­pan.

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