WSBK » Kyalami - Qualifying times (1)

Full qualifying times (1) for the sixth round of the World Superbike Championship at Kyalami, South Africa.

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Don-R - Unregistered

May 14, 2010 3:22 PM

Well it looks like Ducati aren't going to have it all their own way after all. Corser impressive again on the Beemer.

JT struggling with setup or his injuries...?

Ivor Bigun - Unregistered

May 14, 2010 3:28 PM

Seems to be the trend for JT in practice and qualifying. God knows what he would do if he could get on the front row ? his recent results from the 2nd and 3rd rows have shown what he is capable of though. so don't be too worried about the practice sessions

Cubikrube - Unregistered

May 14, 2010 3:43 PM

Ok guys, a question for you all and it's not one i want to ask but feel i should.
Has Nori given up? His team mate is now quite a long way ahead of him in qualifying much like he was last week. Previously i was only concerned about the bike as him and Fabrizio were both doing poorly, now Fabrizio is moving up the timesheets and he isn't. I am getting really concerned now that it is more than just the bike.
As you all know, Nori's my #1 and it's really hard to ask that question, i feel almost guilty for doing so tbh. What's your thoughts?

Elite - Unregistered

May 14, 2010 3:48 PM

@ Cubikrube, I think Haga's form illustrates how subjective comments on this forum can be. He's never won a championship and currently is not competitive even versus the privateers never mind his factory team mate, but no one has called for his head on a stick. I can think of other riders where comments were made such as "too old" , "should retire", "washed up old git". I suppose Haga's popular on here, so no one will say such things about him.

Cubikrube - Unregistered

May 14, 2010 4:00 PM

Hey Elite,
Nori has a huge fan base in the UK and he doesn't get too much stick on here. I think this is mainly due to his history of exciting us on the track, he used to have a sort of "win it or bin it" mentality and i don't know if you saw his first wildcard rides when he came to WSB...they were really WILD and bloody exciting to watch, it's what got me into watching bike racing. I also think that because he is Japanese rather than from the UK, USA or AUS he is less of a target for the nationalists too.
Just got my fingers crossed that he can turn this thing around but i am getting less positive as each race weekend goes by unfortunately


May 14, 2010 4:22 PM
Last Edited 2093 days ago

Maybe no one is saying Haga's too old or washed up because he just won a race a couple of rounds ago!

Haga is 6th in the Championship. He's 6 points behind JT and 10pts behind Rea (who is 3rd in the championship) - how many people are calling for them to give it up? No one. So why would anyone say it about Haga?

I'm very disappoint in his results so far myself. But if you look at the points only Haslam and Biaggi have a clear upper hand on him so far this season.


May 14, 2010 4:34 PM

@ Cubik
In this week's MCN it was stated thats Nori's head state is not good. He's deeply unhappy at the moment, maybe it's the realisation that last year was his last real attempt at the title, or maybe the team dynamic changing though Tardozzi leaving (IIRC Nori's got a different crew chief this year & different personnel in the garage).

I think he's lost his fighting spirit....I hope I'm wrong cos he's one of the very best riders WSB has ever had, and the one man nearly everyone wants to see raise the title...but he seems to have his head down at the moment - and that's a crying shame.

Elvis - Unregistered

May 14, 2010 4:38 PM

Looks like Fabs is trying to do his part to make sure he's the second Duc once Troy B makes his comeback.
Haga will be there on something - unless stuff really is getting in his head like some people are saying. As always, time will tell.

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