Why Carl Fogarty is still a cock

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Earlier today, Carl Fogarty decided to apologize to some of the racers he insulted during his contentious superbike racing career. Foggy has said many things about many people. Most notable, at least to our minds, is his assertion in February, 2002, “I don’t know if Edwards can (win) anymore, he didn’t seem hungry enough or brave enough.” Colin would go on to win his second World Superbike Championship that season and transfer to MotoGP the next year, where he’ll continue to be competitive in 2011. Of course, he also said a thing or two about John Kocinski.

It’s a little difficult to understand Carl’s patter in this video, but yes, he is calling Kocinski “a little cock from Arkansas.”

As Mark Gardiner pointed out to us earlier today, “Note that by putting an extra ‘k’ in Kocinski, he effectively made Little John’s surname begin with the word ‘cock.’ I bet that drives Kocinski crazy. Or more accurately, crazier.” That’s right, Carl’s still at the same insult in 2011.

It’s really Carl’s on track antics that these racers want him to apologize for though. Check out this attempted “pass” at the A1 Ring back in 1997.

via @CarlFogarty

Thanks for the tip, 2GreaterThan4

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/1962_cb77_restore/ Scott Pargett

    Nothing like a little drama to break up all the technical stats.

    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/1962_cb77_restore/ Scott Pargett

      Seriously though, HFL is by far my fav MC site on the internet.

      • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes Siler

        Ha, thanks Scott.

  • Turf

    I prefer the original title this had :)

    • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes Siler

      original title?

      • Turf

        The twitter link to it,’Why Carl Fogarty is still a cock’

        • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes Siler

          Ha, oh yeah. I totally shoulda used that for this headline. In fact, I’ll change it.

          • Dave H

            And this is why I love HFL.

  • http://www.postpixel.com.au mugget

    Ahhh… a bit of playful banter still.
    I didn’t even notice the spelling of Kockinski until you mentioned it! :O
    But yeah I imagine it would drive him crazier.

  • Chris Davis

    King of Assen indeed. Straight shooter though, gotta like that.

    • Turf

      there’s a difference between straight shooter and fucking tool, foggy is in the latter group. Want a straight shooter give Edwards or Schwantz a call.

  • greg

    foggy is an ass… a badass

  • Todd

    If you’ve ever heard the in-helmet recording of Foggy during a practice session, he was consumed by being the fastest all the time. Foggy is one of those guys that will always have that racer’s mentality unlike say Kenny Roberts or Giacomo Agostini who made the transition to team manager. Foggy wasn’t the only rider with an ego in World Superbike back then. Merkel, Chili, Polen, Roche, Falappa, Chandler and Russell etc. Even Davide Tardozzi proclaimed himself to be the greatest Superbike rider. Ego was required equipment to race like a helmet. Fast egos.