BSB » Haga ‘sorry’ for costly crash

Noriyuki Haga counts the cost of his DNF in race two at Knockhill, though he remains well in the hunt for the top six showdown.

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June 26, 2012 9:16 AM

I'm unhappy, because we didn't see the real Haga since 2009, and there is a chance that we will never see him again. I don't believe he came to Britain for fighting for fifth places, he came for winning. If he don't get into the showdown, that will be a total failure.

tomcol - Unregistered

June 26, 2012 9:48 AM

I got shouted down the other day for suggesting just that - Haga has had his better days. He would have been out of sight (Out front I mean) just a few years ago not battling in the top 10 of a national championship. Time to call it a day and stay safe.

dave from the don - Unregistered

June 26, 2012 10:39 AM

At least he's trying! getting well stuck in. If he was languishing outside the Top 10 then he would deserve a slating. The guys at the front are fast. Is he really that bad?

Id be interested to hear what Shaun Muir's expectations were for Haga. Given the lack of WSB form since 2009, i think what we're seeing is more or less in line.

His supposed wages might be another matter entirely!

Tassy - Unregistered

June 26, 2012 10:46 AM

I suspect SMR don't foot that wage bill... I imagine MSV are desperate for Haga to at least reach the top 6! He's still pretty close, though I'd rather see Lowry and Bridewell in there. Or Easton. Or Walker. Actually, let's just make it a ten rider title shootout!

Paul Fawcett - Unregistered

June 26, 2012 12:08 PM

Wait till he gets to Assen a track he knows very well and i am sure he will come away with some good results, which might put back in the frame for that top six. Not sure when that is,could be to late to be in that top six or will he ba able to make... bring back Nitro Nori

pdoney - Unregistered

June 26, 2012 12:25 PM

Tassy - I agree, but instead of 10 bike shootout, lets have a full grid shootout I.e. ditch this stupid feckin shootout thing. Oops I think the can of worms may now be open !!


June 26, 2012 1:37 PM

Haga was MEGA at Knockhill on Saturday, during the wet practice he was close to the white line through Hislop's lap after lap after lap... it was brilliant but SCARY to watch then he crashed in Q1 then with 5 minutes left in Q2 he came out and went fastest, the guy is a true legend.

On Sunday he was having trouble through the hairpin he lost the front and nearly lost the rear during race 1 and in race 2 he was pushing to catch the leaders.

Remember Knockhill is very different to anywhere he's raced before but he loved the place, also he's a true gentleman, I met him when he was walking around the track on Friday... Go Nori!

WSBK again - Unregistered

June 26, 2012 2:30 PM

Haga is doing the right thing, staying on the scene, working things out in his head. Him pushing means he still wants to race. By next year he will lower his contract price to near nothing and reclaim a WSBK ride to end his career with. Haga on Honda next year.

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