WSBK » Haga forced to settle for second again


Noriyuki Haga is forced to settle for the runners-up spot for the third time in his career as he watches Ben Spies take the 2009 World Superbike title

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Haga Fan - Unregistered

October 26, 2009 12:43 AM

Have to feel sorry for Haga.
He left Yamaha to join ducati with the hopes of winning the title for the very year that Yamaha brought out the best superbike they ever built to win the Title and someone else was there to take that opportunity. Well done Ben Spies !!! Better luck next time Haga !!!

RawDawg

October 26, 2009 12:47 AM

Great year by Haga - too bad he didn't get a chance to fight to the end in race one.

And for those who say Spies bike was the best or whatever, surely you don't believe that JT or Cal will have a year like Ben next year. We'll see.

Septic - Unregistered

October 26, 2009 2:12 AM

RE:THE most succesfull rookie in Sbk's with 10 poles and 17 (yes 17) wins in his rookie season and WC (again in 92) also a texan.
Posted by Darkwaknight

Once again you are totally full to the brim with the ****e you shovel mate! Polen wasn't a true rookie the year he won 17. He had raced in 4 select events the previous three years. Spies had never turned a wheel in a Superbike race prior to this season.

Darkwaknight

October 26, 2009 2:18 AM
Last Edited 1882 days ago

@ Rawdawg
What spies has done is Impressive (the same as what Crutchlow has done in SS new bike/Tracks and unlike Ben after 5 races in a new team also) but to say that the bike has nothing to do with it is madness. That R1 IS without a doubt a great bike with a great rider onboard. Ben spies and haga dominated this year (as Hodgson and Xuas in 03 where hodgson scored 13 wins and more points than spies this year with 4 less races) and it was a great battle with the 2 best riders on the 2 best bikes!!!

Darkwaknight

October 26, 2009 2:22 AM

@ Septic
Once again you are totally full to the brim with the ****e you shovel mate! Polen wasn't a true rookie the year he won 17. He had raced in 4 select events the previous three years. Spies had never turned a wheel in a Superbike race prior to this season.
Er check the OFFICIAL records HE WS classed as a rookie and had only been to maybe 2-3 of the tracks prior to racing, no differant to spies testing Pre-seaon and During at Portimo/Valcencia/Monza etc!! and by your logic Spies won't be a rookie in GP's next year so simoncelli has already won before it starts??? Stop being a flag waving muppet!!!

bugref - Unregistered

October 26, 2009 3:40 AM

I wonder where this rawdawg got his idea that only a rider can win a championship, can you please refer your records on what had happen to Rossi in 2007, his a great rider but where he able to make a miracle in 2007, no Stoner owned him big time, and what was missing there, its the bike. So shut your mouth and stop being a one sided idiot. To win a race you need a good bike and a good rider. that was it. I wonder what will happened to Spies if he is riding a suzuki bike in WSBK. got my point. He is riding Suzuki in Utah in AMA, compare his lap time with the lap he made in R1. that should wake you up...

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