WSBK » Fabrizio dominates opening day at Kyalami

Fabrizio gets his Kyalami weekend off to a good start as he bids to turnaround a disappointing season so far

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Hedgeholer - Unregistered

May 14, 2010 5:19 PM

.... Direction cat might jump ....

(Bugger, it won't allow arrow symbols)!

One the one hand the Bog-brush has a good record around Kyalami.
On the other he dominated practice and qualifying at Monza where he's previously done well, then (being generous) put in a middling sort of race performance.

I might put a quid on him but not a fiver.

But Nori Haga?
If he doesn't raise his game here its hard to see a reason to expect to see him recover his form for the rest of the season.
I hope he's OK but I can't help wondering if the lad's ailing with something and not letting on?

Sick Cylinder - Unregistered

May 14, 2010 6:47 PM

I can't see him keeping the Xerox ride especially if TB comes back. Haga is very expensive and all the other factory teams already have number one riders sorted for next year e.g. Rea TK, Haslam Suzuki, Vermin Kawasaki, Corser will get an extension if he hasn't already got another year on his contract. A privateer team won't have the cash so unless he's prepared to ride on the cheap he could be forced into retirement.


May 14, 2010 7:36 PM

It is amazing what the threat of losing his job to Troy Bayliss has done....pity that Fabrizio needs to be prodded along to perform because when, he's motivated and, everything is ok in his world, he is almost unbeatable. Haga.....oh dear.

Don-R - Unregistered

May 14, 2010 8:44 PM

"he could be forced into retirement"

In his current state of mind I'm not even sure he'd need to be forced. He's clearly not enjoying his racing at all.


May 14, 2010 9:23 PM
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Last time I checked the standings it was looking rather good for NORI HAGA!!!!. He may not be doing well at the moment but 3rd overall is almost a virtual tie between 5 riders, won't you say. Two good place and he will certainly jump ahead. Don't count him out yet!!!

Amazing that some riders are being touted to win the 2010 title and they are being beaten by HAGA in points, while the others are a few points ahead.

1 - Haslam - 181
2 - Biaggi - 178
3 - Checa - 110
4 - Rea - 110
5 - Toseland - 106
6 - Haga - 100
7 - Corser - 92

10 - Crutchlow - 65

Pizdoff - Unregistered

May 14, 2010 9:59 PM

How to lie with statistics 101 :p

What that *doesn't* show is Haga isn't where anyone would have predicted him to be before the season began based on what he was achieving last year Dray.

Its not that the guy's become a muppet overnight or anything like that. But most of the time he's not riding like his history says he can. There's still flashes of brilliance. But if he's been erratic like this before I can't remember when.


May 14, 2010 10:18 PM

The 2010 world champion will be declared the winner by accumulating the most points at the end of the season. There is no rule that says he has to earn a set amount of super poles, win many races or be on podium every race. To me HAGA is doing quite well. He has manage to stay in contention while he or Ducati figure what ails them.


May 14, 2010 10:50 PM

Are my eyes playing tricks on me?

I think they are!!

We all know that the Ducatis are at a disadvantage because Bevilaqua was telling everyone they were.....

OR... Was Bevilaqua just looking for a reason not to admit his team are underperforming and are things as everyone else has said and its just a case that different bikes suit different circuits.

Congrats to Fabrizio a good performance so far that may have Haga's bits twitching with insecurity at the prospect of losing his ride to a rumoured TB return

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