BSB » Noriyuki Haga to make Swan Yamaha debut

"This test is important for Brands Hatch and the opening races because of the regulation changes for this year and I must find a good base setup" - Noriyuki Haga.

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rob w - Unregistered

March 06, 2012 7:05 PM

I have mixed feeling about Haga in BSB, it's great and I look forward to seeing him on British tracks.

But it also signals perhaps the closing chapter of a great career. I fondly remember him as a crazy kid riding the wheels SIDEWAYS off a YZF750 and a YZR500 in wild card rides.
In 2000 if it were not for the night nurse gate saga he would have won the WSB title, again in 04 on the Renegade Duc he would have won the title were it not for multiple DNF's with bike failure.

Simon - Unregistered

March 06, 2012 7:46 PM


Were it not for the "night nurse gate saga" Haga would have gone into the last round of the 2000 WSB championship trailing Edwards, or at least they would have been very close on points.

"Haga would have won in 2000" is a fishermans tale. He could have won, sure.

Anyway looking forward to BSB with Haga.

duke1098 - Unregistered

March 06, 2012 7:52 PM

Great for haga fans and BSB.He has given some great racing over the years, a legend just so unlucky not to have got WSBK Title. Lets hope he has a great season, and we see Nori as we all love him,with a hint of his madness back.Cant wait roll on Brands


March 06, 2012 9:42 PM

Nori's pal, Kagayama, will have told him about Cadwell but he'll have to see the narrowness through the woodland to believe it. I would imagine Nori will be doing track days at UK circuits to learn which way they go, so some unsuspecting UK bikers will have the surprise of meeting and circulating with him. Lucky sods! I can hardly wait until the first round of the championship. Whether he wins or not, 2012 will be remembered as the year Nori came to BSB.

jimmy - Unregistered

March 06, 2012 9:46 PM

Since 2009 he's just a shadow of his former self. If he wins the title, or at least makes it into the Showdown, it's gonna be a big shame for all the youngsters in BSB.

Pizdoff - Unregistered

March 06, 2012 11:45 PM

Be interesting to see how those R1s actually do perform without all the electronics.

Fact is, in most series where teams have tried to compete without top of the tree electronics its not gone so well. Which is sort of odd given the theoretical advantages of asymetrical pulses of power for traction ..... STill, in the real world it doesn't seem to happen on its own though.

Well, if anyone can its probably Muir's mob.

Be interesting. I wouldn't bet against 'em.
But I wouldn't put money on 'em quite yet either.

#15 - Unregistered

March 07, 2012 4:12 AM

I don't know how are they gonna run the R1s without TC. The stock 2012 R1's ECU already has programmable TC.

Wheather they piggyback the stock ECU or replace it with a Motec unit, there is still programmable TC either way.

My Motec M800 purchased in 2008 still gives me an amazingly wide selection of TC and launch control options. I wonder what level of TC and electronics advancement the "new motec" has.

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