Noriyuki Haga has vowed to give '200 per cent' in his quest to secure a spot in the MCE British Superbike Championship 'Title Showdown' at Donington Park, despite suffering with the broken collarbone he sustained at Cadwell Park.
The Japanese rider was in a good position to claim one of the available six 'Showdown' entries with two rounds remaining, but a crash during practice at Cadwell Park forced him to sit out the races, dropping him to eighth in the standings.
Worse still, Haga picked up a broken collarbone in the accident and has been undergoing therapy to ensure he at least has a shot at making the top six. Indeed, Haga has performed heroics of this nature in the past, most notably his two World Superbike wins at the Nurburging in 2008, just two weeks after sustaining a similar injury at Miller Motorsports Park.
With Donington Park a familiar venue to him, Swan Yamaha rider Haga is remaining optimistic that he can recover the 12 point deficit to Alex Lowes.
“The recovery is going well and I get better every day,” he said. “Still I have some pain, but of course I come back for Donington to make a good fight to get back to six position. I'll give my 200% to Donington.
“The crash was a shame and I was very disappointment because I lost two races and lost my championship position and went sixth to eighth. I like the track and I have good memory that I have won WSB races there. I will put everything on my full experience and try very hard.”