WSBK » Lorenzo Zanetti signs for PATA Racing


Superstock standout Lorenzo Zanetti will make his World Superbike debut next season with PATA Racing.

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Nick - Unregistered

December 23, 2011 10:03 PM

There are two reasons why Haga hasn't got a ride. First is he won't race on anything less than a potential championship winning bike of which seats are hard to come by. Second, and by far the most significant, his wage demands are massive. Only the biggest teams can afford him and they are running the likes of Biaggi and Rea.

rd - Unregistered

December 24, 2011 9:42 AM

Come on series orgnisers and teams ! Haga, one of the fastest guys and biggest draws in WSBK doesn't seem to have a ride sorted for 2012 ! what the f***'s going on ? This series is going downhill rapidly, I predict falling gate numbers...

Nick you dont know a thing - Unregistered

December 24, 2011 10:30 PM

Shut up Nick, only won races on championship winning bikes huh?

Oh what about the inline four Yamaha R1 Haga rode from 2005-2008? the bike was way down on the 999 and the Gsxr 1000 of the time yet he dominated on that bike, won some 20 odd races if im not to be mistaken. His team mate the very experienced double championship winner Mr Troy Corser couldnt win one race on the bike. Oh and what about the privateer Renegade Ducati on which he damn near won the championship in 2004? if it hadnt been for three blowouts he woulda done ? that bike wasnt nowhere near the factory Fila bikes.
Going back to the R7 a bike way down on power and speed in comparison to the 998 yet he destroyed the field on that bike in 2000 even won the title, till the bastaros stripped him of 45 points and banned him from competing in the last race to ensure he didnt win.
Your dead wrong on him winning only on championship spec bikes. The only problem now in the age of mass electronics is to have a chance of being

Read it again - Unregistered

December 25, 2011 12:02 AM

"Nick you don't know a thing"

I agree with what you're saying, Haga is an amazing talent and has often gained results far beyond what his bike is capable of. However, I think you've completely misunderstood what Nick was trying to convey. He never said Haga can only win on top machinery, he said he wouldn't sign to ride for a team who weren't in a position to win the title - his years aboard the R7 & R1 albeit not the best bike out there, was still a full factory effort with a huge budget with an R&D department and links to the Yamaha MotoGP team. His time with Renegade Koji Ducati was after his stint in MotoGP with aprilia aboard the RS3, returning to the WSB series he had left without winning a race whilst aboard the aprilia RSV Mille so his stock wasn't as high as it once was within the series and most likely all the best rides had gone, along with all the other factories besides Ducati. And there were no rides with Fila so Renegade was probably the best option available who had li

Nick - Unregistered

December 25, 2011 11:46 AM

Im not for one minute saying haga can't win on non factory bikes you muppet!!
Read the message again pal....

I'm saying haga won't ride for a team he doesn't think will be capable of winning the championship on. Not now. Maybe when he was younger yes, but he is too good for a second rate team.

Don't get me wrong here. I love haga. Have done for years. I even own both of his monza rep helmets. I love the guy. I just think team owners are looking for cheaper options now sponsorship and funding is so hard to get. Those of you who disagree that he doesn't demand a high wage are in cloud cookoo land. He is in the top three for wage demands!

jock - Unregistered

December 28, 2011 12:28 AM

I for one, don't want to watch a procession of clones on electronically controlled bikes trundling around the worlds racetracks(if I did I'd tune in to F1) so my suggestion is remove traction control from the bikes and make sure Haga's on one of them !

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