World superbike champion Carl Fogarty airlifted to hospital after crash at Dirt Quake in King’s Lynn

Action from the Sunday at the Dirt Quake event in King's Lynn. Out in front is Carl Fogarty. Picture

Action from the Sunday at the Dirt Quake event in King's Lynn. Out in front is Carl Fogarty. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

A superbike rider says he has ridden his last race after he was airlifted to hospital after crashing in King's Lynn.

Action from the Sunday at the Dirt Quake event in King's Lynn. Out in front is Carl Fogarty. Picture

Action from the Sunday at the Dirt Quake event in King's Lynn. Out in front is Carl Fogarty. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Carl 'Foggy' Fogarty was one of hundreds of riders taking part in the Dirt Quake event at the Norfolk Arena.

MORE - Bikers from around the world head for Dirt Quake at King's LynnMORE - Carl Fogarty joins Dirt QuakeThe four-times World Superbike winner, who comes from Lancashire, told fans on social media: 'Well Sunday was going mega @dirtquake won five out of six race heats.

'Errr then had a little crash. Two broken ribs a punctured lung and a broken shoulder blade. Nothing really too bad.'

Action from the Sunday at the Dirt Quake event in King's Lynn. Pictured is Carl Fogarty. Picture: Ia

Action from the Sunday at the Dirt Quake event in King's Lynn. Pictured is Carl Fogarty. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Fogarty, who retired from the superbike track in 2000, has promised wife Michaela he will not be racing again.


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Event organiser Neil Duncanson said: 'Carl Fogarty had a massive crash in the Hooligan final and after the race was stopped he was taken away by ambulance, then airlifted to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital with a broken shoulder, broken ribs and a collapsed lung. He's doing ok, but it was pretty spectacular stuff.'

Action from the Sunday at the Dirt Quake event in King's Lynn. Pictured is Carl Fogarty. Picture: Ia

Action from the Sunday at the Dirt Quake event in King's Lynn. Pictured is Carl Fogarty. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

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