WSBK » Haga to ride DFX-Borciani Aprilia in 2011


Noriyuki Haga will ride a PATA Racing Aprilia RSV-4 in 2011 after penning a deal with the newly amalgamated DFX-Borciani team.

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trr - Unregistered

October 03, 2010 11:53 AM

Good luck, Nori! I bet the RSV4 suits him better than the Duke, he was always a 4cyl man. I am just not sure how strong that factory support will be beside the official riders if he happens to be fighting for victories again. I believe he is not done yet, we will see some great rides from him next year. :)

Widz

October 03, 2010 11:58 AM

Downward spiral continues. Haga has to see Biaggi win the title he should have won by now, then has to ride a second rate bike to him.

Should have gone elsewhere. Yam would have been better if an option.

Sick Cylinder - Unregistered

October 03, 2010 12:10 PM

But it wasn't an option was it Widz!

I doubt the other options were very attractive even with InFront reportedly footing his wage bill.

I expect he'll do well and agree he didn't look completely comfortable on the Ducati - I don't think he ever got the front end just how he likes it.

Shrieker

October 03, 2010 2:08 PM

Haga has challanged for the title with a satellite bike before. Remember the 'Renegade Ducati' days back in 2004 ? If he clicks with the wee little RSV4, he'll again be a major force, I have no doubt about that.

ZX10Rob

October 03, 2010 4:23 PM

Great news, Haga san losing his mojo has been the biggest disappointment in what has been one of the most competitive seasons in recent years. Imagine how good it would have been to have had an in-form Haga battling with the rest this season!

DingaLing - Unregistered

October 03, 2010 5:22 PM

Good luck sultan and good to see you back on the podium at the top the other week.
WSBK isn't the same without Nori up the sharp end doing the daring moves he's famous for.

Wesley - Unregistered

October 04, 2010 12:44 AM

I am so glad that Haga will be back on a four cylinder bike, not only the championship winning bike, but for the first time in his career the most powerful bike in WSBK. He will have a factory bike with Aprilia technicians. He will most probably only have Smrz's bike to test on Tues and not his factory bike yet, but I'm sure he will be very happy to be rid of that 1098 (1200cc) Ducati that handles like $hit.

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