Marmite springs to mind when you think of Foggy: You either love him or hate him.
Generally competitors fell into the latter camp as there was little that could stand in the way of Carl's pursuit of world titles.
British fans fell into swoons of happiness as Foggy and his Ducati swept to WSBK championships four times.
Before the short circuits called him Carl had created a sensation on the Isle of Man TT Mountain Course winning three races and setting a absolute lap record that was to stand for most of the 'nineties.
He might not be everyone's cup of tea but you can't fault his grit, determination and raw skill.