King of the jungle Carl Fogarty heads for the sky

Drop in: Carl 'Foggy' Fogarty drops in at BAE
Drop in: Carl 'Foggy' Fogarty drops in at BAE
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Two legends from the world of motorsport revved up for their Lancashire chat show with a visit to one of the region’s biggest employers.

Four-times World Superbike champion Carl Fogarty and former British champion James Whitham took to a circuit of a different kind during a visit to BAE Systems in Warton and Samlesbury.

The pair got a taste of what life is like for a fast jet pilot when they took part in the Mach Loop challenge in a Typhoon aircraft simulator around the hills and valleys of north Wales.

They then conducted Q&A sessions with employees where they discussed possible stories for their Foggy and Whit: The King and I, chat show, which visits Preston Guild Hall on September 23.

Carl said: “I’ve raced some of the toughest tracks in the world on two wheels but simulator was something else. It was really hard because it made me feel really nauseous.”