Haga wants to win for Japan

Noriyuki Haga will do all he can to come away with results he can dedicate to his struggling homeland.
Noriyuki Haga has vowed to do everything he can to score two strong results during the third round of the World Superbike Championship at Assen, so he can dedicate them to his native Japan.

The PATA Aprilia rider qualified as the top RSV-4 rider with a spot on the outside of the front row at Assen, the former WSBK runner-up putting in his most convincing performance yet aboard the 2010 title-winning machine.

Targeting a victory challenge come race day, Haga says it would be a particularly poignant moment for him to be able to dedicate good results to Japan, which is struggling to come to terms with the devastating earthquake and tsunami that ravaged the north-east of the country a month ago.

"I'd love to win tomorrow, even if it won't be easy. The aim is to obtain two great results to dedicate to all the Japanese supporters that are going through hard times.

“So far we've been able to do everything at the best, we still have doubts about the setting that could let the tyre stays in good conditions until the end of the race and we'll work during the warm up tomorrow to do the best choice."

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GOD WILLING CHAMP - Unregistered

April 16, 2011 7:29 PM

We are all rooting for you to do well, the Haga family extends beyond Japan my friend. I hope for a strong result tomorrow so that you can dedicate it to your people who have fallen upon such hard times due to mother natures ' fury. My only wish is for a good clean race, though i fear the el diablo max biaggi may try and halt Haga's progress through illicit means. Haga is clearly much faster than him on a much slower bike too. IF this trend continues and Nori is the top Aprillia, expect him to suddenly drop off the pace after the mid season recess.


April 16, 2011 11:09 PM

Haga is a rider who rides with heart. I could see him win driven by emotion just as he rode poorly last year as I believe his heart was not in it. Good luck Nitro. Your fans are behind you.

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