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Haga not giving up on podium hopes

'My shoulder has not had time to improve any more as there is little time between races but I still try hard to get podiums' - Noriyuki Haga
Noriyuki Haga is hopeful he can challenge for a rostrum finish at Silverstone despite still suffering the effects of his damaged shoulder.

The Swan Yamaha rider boasts a stunning record at Silverstone in World Superbikes, where he has previously finished on the podium six times and earned a coveted victory at the Northamptonshire venue.

Nitro Nori feels he has taken another step in the right direction with the set-up of his YZF-R1 at Assen and is targeting a positive end to his maiden season in the MCE British Superbike Championship for Shaun Muir's team at the remaining two rounds of the series.

“At Assen we found a good direction with the setting and we feel positive that this could work at Silverstone too,” said Haga, who sustained a broken collarbone following a spill at Cadwell.

“I like this track as before in World Superbike I have had good results there and know the track well.

“My shoulder has not had time to improve any more as there is little time between races but I still try hard to get podiums.”

Haga is currently eighth in the championship, three points behind WFR Honda's James Westmoreland.



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Cubikrube

September 26, 2012 6:26 PM

I think everyone was disappointed with what happened to Kiyo, especially given that he is still in his prime. I think everyone knows he had some personal issues too. The above is not even close to Nori's career Kagayama was almost constantly injured, he could trip over a paving stone and break his neck he was that unlucky. Admittedly, i believe he went on for one season too long in BSB. Neither of the two had the same amount of success in WSB as Nori has had. And no offence to either of the other two but i think Nori was more talented and despite no title, more successful on the world stage. Oh, i know how they are all similar.....they are Japanese and they raced bikes but thats where the similarity ends

bhp - Unregistered

September 26, 2012 4:22 PM

If your too old retire, if you have a bad race your rubbish, if you don't come across right on tv it means your undeserving of a ride, if you have bad luck a d say what you think about it your a to@@er??? How bike racing has changed. Used to be about how good you are at racing that mattered!!!!



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