WSBK » Noriyuki Haga hopes to prolong World Superbike career


38-year old Japanese ace will enter talks with Grillini BMW team about extending World Superbike stay

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Bazx7r

July 02, 2013 5:22 PM

I wouldn't have thought that's why he's there, what better way to get bike fit for the up coming 8 hour than to get as mutch time on a bike as possible, track days and test days are one thing but no substitute for racing.

Bane41

July 02, 2013 9:26 PM

I hope! it was lucky for me! I'd like to look back at Haga races. but he needs a competitive bike, I think Grilini does such a motorcycle, but this was the last bike that drove the Imola! because they have missed the results! Haga is always there for you, support as always, The Haga is mine!

Ben1

July 02, 2013 10:05 PM

I was waiting for his comeback, but it was a tragedy. I thought he wouldn't want to do any more WSB races, so this is surprising.
Clearly Grillini BMW is not the best bike, maybe it's the worst on the grid, but he should have beaten Iannuzzo.

pcxmac

July 02, 2013 11:48 PM
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Setup (greater than) Skill.

If Haga has time to figure it out and only cares about improving himself, shoot for the moon, but that BMW looks like a handful and only Davies looks like hes comfortable manhandling it.

TalentFan

July 03, 2013 1:13 PM

Hard to say whether Haga doesn't have it, needs time to find it, the bike wasn't up to it, or a combination of all.

The stocker does better than the WSBK. Ever since its arrival in WSBK, the BMW has seemed fast but very, very finnicky with a very, very small 'sweet-spot' and tricky to get the best out of. And thats the Factory/Goldbet stuff, let alone a Grillini bike.

Is this a case of the bike being TOO electronics dependent - sorta like a modern jet-fighter, built to be so unstable and agile that it needs a computer just so it can fly straight and not Catherine-Wheel into oblivion?

I feel sure that Nori as well as many other pre-electronic generation 'fast-blokes' would be more competitive if the electronic input was severely curtailed. C'mon Dorna - grow a pair and do what needs to be done!

MotoMarc

July 03, 2013 4:29 PM

While I agree that electronics should be limited for the sake of improving racing. WSB unlike Motogp races seem to be closer and more interesting as in most races there are more riders that can win on any given Sunday whereas in GP only very few have the ability, skill and bike to win.

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