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Haga seeking podium success at Assen

'I still have pain with my collarbone and there is not much time between the races now but I will do my best for the races' - Noriyuki Haga
Swan Yamaha's Noriyuki Haga continues to feel the effects of his injured shoulder but remains committed to finishing on the rostrum in the MCE British Superbike Championship.

Haga suffered a broken left collarbone in a crash during free practice at Cadwell Park and was severely hindered by the injury at Donington Park, where he failed to break into the top six on his Yamaha YZF-R1.

After missing out on a place in the coveted Showdown round of the championship, the Japanese ace is aiming to round off his debut season in BSB on a high at the final rounds of the series, starting this weekend at Assen.

“Assen is one of my favourite tracks and it is also a very difficult track too; I think it is good to go and race there,” said Haga.

“I still have pain with my collarbone and there is not much time between the races now but I will do my best for the races.

“I am disappointed about my results at Cadwell Park and Donington Park because of my injury but I am always trying to do the best I can,” he added.

“I am always trying to get podium finishes.”



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Nitro - Unregistered

September 19, 2012 11:55 AM

As his biggest fan I have to say Give it up mate you were one of the most exciting riders of your era putting a bike were others wouldn't dare. It saddens me to say it but he needs to retire after losing out in the WSBK championship race his heart doesn't seem in it and I'd hate to see him continue being a making up the numbers rider he is so much better than that.



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