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Haga keen for a repeat of 2010 success

2010 Nurburgring race winner Noriyuki Haga is striving for another good result with PATA Aprilia after qualifying fifth.
Noriyuki Haga has put himself in a good position to challenge for a podium at the Nurburgring after just missing the front row on the PATA Aprilia.

The Japanese rider, who scored one of his two wins at the German circuit last season, enjoyed a substantial improvement after tweaking the suspension on the Aprilia RSV-4, leaping from a provisional 13th to grab fifth on the grid.

Well ahead of the factory Aprilia of Leon Camier – who starts 13th -, Haga was pleased with his efforts, though he fears the potential for changeable weather conditions will mix things up a bit come race day regardless.

"I slightly modified the suspension during the Superpole trying to improve myself and entering the first row. But the bike got better only on certain stretches, getting worse in some others. So I couldn't hit a better time. However, I'm still satisfied because I even managed to try a race simulation and got to know the tyre's performances.

“I'm ready to fight for the best goal and I really hope that all this work will turn out helpful, even though forecasts say there's high chance of rain that would make everything different and complicated."



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