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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cyclopathic - Unregistered

October 27, 2009 4:13 AM

@FooAtari

Re: to I think Yammy09 was referring to issues that were not the riders fault, i.e. mechanical or taken out by some one else. Unforced errors do not count as "lost" points in this regard, as that was their own mistake

Donington park Yam09 listed was unforced mistake on Nori, and in retrospect that probably lost him a championship. Nitro was sitting 2nd on a day he didn't have bike, ~39points up on Ben, noone was threatening him and frankly he should have just stayed put.

phil - Unregistered

October 27, 2009 1:21 PM

Haga will win the title in 2010.

1. Haga
2. Rea
3. Fabrizio
4. Cal
5. Toseland (0 victories)

No he won't, he'll screw up again, as he always does. He should have won this year, but he didn't. Why? Too inconsistent.
He must be one of the riders with the most WSB starts, without ever winning the championship.

FabsMom. - Unregistered

October 27, 2009 10:27 PM

Did anyone not clock the way Davide Toadotzi clasped the back of Fabs hair and had a quiet word in his ear in park ferme (before the camera man panned away) after the 2nd race?

Didn't look like a victory hug to moi....

Johnny Carwash - Unregistered

October 27, 2009 11:44 PM

Predicting championship positions next year is difficult, but I get the feeling Haga's blown his chance. I think he may find himself out of the running, I'm expecting JT, Rea and Fabrizio to battle for top honours, with Haga, Crutchlow, Neukirchner, Biaggi, Camier (all being well) and Vermeulen in the mid top 10s. I fear Suzuki might have a disappointing year, dropping Neukirchner was a major mistake. As good as Guintoli and Haslam may be, I don't see a genuine title contender there. Same goes for BMW and Sykes - there's too much strength elsewhere.

oldtimer - Unregistered

October 29, 2009 10:03 PM

I doubt if Nori will ever win a WSBK championship. He had, arguably, the best bike in the paddock this year. 200 cc advantage, on an Italian bike, in an Italian team, in an Italian owned championship on Italian tyres and years of expaerince in WSBK to boot and still he was beaten by a newcomer on a bike that has never won anything at WSBK.
Don't blame Fabrizio, he is a young racer and wants to make his mark in the game. Isn't he managed by Tardozzi? Where does Davide's loyalty lie?

Salsa - Unregistered

December 02, 2012 9:02 AM

Rad. I mean, if you've got some cash to burn, a 520hp grocery gtinteg that can haul a trailer isn't so bad.Not quite as hardcore as the GT500 stang I've seen hauling a trailer with three CRF's, but still, not bad.And major points for a vanity plate that doesn't suck.

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