- Chris 'Fozzy' Foster
- Test Rider
41 year old Scientific Engineer living with 4 Kids and
the lovely Rachel in Congleton, Cheshire
First started riding trials bikes in the early eighties,
progressed onto racing every type of motocross bike and motocross
sidecars through to the Millennium, where a spell on a road racing sidecar led
me onto solos in the BMCRC Yamaha Past Masters championship.
I led the 2001 New Era TZR Championship all year until
the final round where I was black flagged for a bent exhaust (first corner
shunt) My closest rival taking the championship by 1 point..
I Briefly rode and set up a Kawasaki ZXR400 for Cambridge
Motorcycles before a 2 year sabbatical whilst I needed Kidney dialysis and a
transplant as my ACU licence was revoked during this period I rode in the
British Supermoto Championship whilst waiting for the transplant.
I returned to racing in 2003 and competed in the MRO
MiniTwin championships with regular podium places.
I raced in some of the Andreas club and national road
events Winning the Superstock class in the Jurby Endurance with Keith
McKay aboard a Slick Performance ZX10.
I rode in the 2005 Manx Grand Prix finishing; 6th in the Newcomer’s
race and taking Silver replicas in the Newcomer’s, Junior and Senior
races. I was also awarded the, Alan Hampton Most Meritorious Newcomers’ trophy
and Paget trophy for the winning club team.(Andreas)
I rode in the 2006 TT taking home 2 Bronze replicas from
the Junior and Superstock races.
I retired after the 2006 TT returning in 2009 to compete
in and win the Andreas club classic championship, and A difficult post
classic Manx Grand Prix where we were prevented form competing due to the lack
of laps available in a week of bad weather…our best time was however faster
than that of the factory bike set in 1972….
I’m now attempting to retire again but Alex is waving
shiny bikes at me