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Carl Fogarty will add some star quality at North West 200



Revving up: Carl Fogarty

Revving up: Carl Fogarty

Revving up: Carl Fogarty

Four-time World Superbike champion and former Vauxhall International North West 200 winner Carl Fogarty will be on the grid at this year's Triangle showpiece, which takes place between May 13-19.

A double Superbike race winner at the north coast event in 1993 on a Moto Cinelli Ducati, Foggy won't be racing this year but he will be one of the star attractions for race fans at the Meet the Riders event in Coleraine town centre on the Friday afternoon.

The Blackburn man will join current North West racers Alastair Seeley, Glenn Irwin and a host of others at the popular and free event.

The 2014 King of the Jungle in the 'I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here!' television series, Fogarty will also take part in a special past NW200 winners chat show with Brian Reid, Ian Newton and Sammy Millar.

The event will be compered by Adrian Logan and Steve Plater in the paddock marquee at 7.30pm on Friday, May 18.

Tickets cost £5 and can be purchased at the door or via the race ticket office.

The 52-year-old has been busy penning his new book, 'The World According to Foggy', and he will be signing copies at Waterstones in Coleraine on Friday, May 18 from 3.30pm-4.30pm.

Foggy will also be available for signings before and after Friday night's chat show in the hospitality marquee from 6.30pm-7.30pm and again from 9.30pm-10.30pm.

During Saturday's race day, the former world champion will be on the race grid, where he will rub shoulders with current World Superbike king Jonathan Rea and present the trophies to the day's winners.

Belfast Telegraph