BSB » Dismayed Haga misses Showdown cut


Noriyuki Haga's will finish no higher than seventh place in his maiden British Superbike Championship season as he falls short of making the Title Showdown.

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Markko - Unregistered

September 11, 2012 8:38 AM

hmmm....not sure what to read in to Nori's year. Understand that its a learning curve and appreciate a body not being fit.

But..

His class of a rider should not have been struggling for a top 6 position in the championship. His CV punches a lot of weight, a lot more than most.

A personal opinion - if Swan can give somebody like Nori ago, why can't they give Bridewell ago for a year? That is a guy who has been consistent this year and developed as a rider in leaps and bounds. Ow, and he's above Nori!

raymundo - Unregistered

September 11, 2012 10:42 AM

The organisers must have put alot of money to entice Nori to BSB to bring in the crowds, but hes just made a knob of himself. Brilliant on his day but those days are long gone. Its painful to watch him, a spent force. I thought he was going to open a pizza place.

Cubikrube

September 11, 2012 10:48 AM

Well i am not surprised he's out of it, he missed Cadwell due to injury, without that mishap he would of been in it but let's be honest here and as a die hard Nori fan it is hard to accept but Nori is in the twilight of his career. He wouldn't have deserved to win the title in any case.

Only 3 riders deserve that chance and it's Tommy, Josh and Shakey, one of them will win it.

I still want to see Nori get a win before the season is over and maybe, just maybe, Assen is his best chance of that.

Thanks for all the entertainment Nori, without you i'd have never started watching bike racing Go #41! :)

Cubikrube

September 11, 2012 10:53 AM

Made a nob of himself? Mate you just did that to yourself by posting a silly comment like that

He is in the last little bit of his career and he aint as fast as he used to be, that's the truth.

Have a bit of respect

Go #41!

Steve - Unregistered

September 11, 2012 11:03 AM

Haga was amazing in his day, but unfortunetly is now well past his best. The Brit fans are still very fond of him and he still pulls some fans in through the gates but to be honest its now time to give some younger talent a go on the top bikes in the championship.

Boo - Unregistered

September 11, 2012 11:40 AM

On the one hand, it's a shame Haga didn't get into the top six, but then I'm not sure he deserved to be there in the end.

Bridewell and Lowes have made massive steps forward in 2012 and fully deserve their place in the top 6, even more when you consider Supersonic and WFR aren't the pride of MSV like Swan are.

Haga should have been in the top six, even taking his lack of BSB experience into account. He was never on a par with the top four and he was too inconsistent even before the injury.

His inclusion would have been great for the series, but he's not made the best of his situation, really.

alol - Unregistered

September 11, 2012 12:57 PM

spot on Boo
Massive Haga fan over the years but he's only got himself to blame. If he had avoided the race off's at Snetterton,Brands and Knockhill he would not have been under pressure at a track like Cadwell to get a good result

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