WSBK » WSBK confirms 24 riders for 2012, no Haga

The 2012 World Superbike entry list is revealed, with Noriyuki Haga not included, while Carlos Checa decides against using the 'No.1' plate.

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January 19, 2012 3:18 PM

When you think of some of the most exciting battles in SBK over the decade. Haga features in over 90 % of them! Every champion had to battle Haga.. I really like this dude and wish he still picks up a ride. I think some people may be right about how much (in terms of money) he may or may not be worth. That goes into the realm of business that may never translate to an ideal situation for racing fans!
Sure, i am all for it! Put Haga on the grid but who will pay? small teams may not be able to afford it and top teams may believe the future is with someone younger/up and coming especially since Haga never won the title with a top manufacturer. I think he adds to the show of WSBK and actually believe that he would have done well on the Castrol Honda but Aoyama is younger/Japanese/former champ and has the potential as well so it is a hard call. For me it is easy, Put him on any bike and he will do the business!

mysticmeg - Unregistered

January 19, 2012 4:57 PM

i agree with agent 55.its not the way you think haga would have left the stage,leaving without another shot at that elusive title,maybe hes not finished yet,its maybe a blip due to economics etc,and he will be back

mick c - Unregistered

January 19, 2012 5:39 PM

people keep saying we will not miss nori , he was over rated well ask troy bayliss who he enjoyed racing and nori's name would be top of the list he should have been multiple champion he just had loads of bad luck ,he entertained me for years ,this year looks empty sadly

Mick - Unregistered

January 19, 2012 8:27 PM

"Put him on any bike and he will do the business!" except any Aprila WSB, Aprilia GP bike, Yamaha YZR500 and the 2010 Ducati.

I Stylo, No, Nori does

Bindun - Unregistered

January 19, 2012 8:56 PM

What an excellent lineup of ace riders. 2012 promises to be full of thrills. Who can predict a champion? As much as I rate Chubby Checa I hope his bike is not much better than his rivals as we want to see it go right down to the wire.

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