Haga scales new heights with Imola podiums

Noriyuki Haga enjoys his most profitable World Superbike race weekend in almost two years as he scores a pair of second place finishes.
Noriyuki Haga reminded his rivals that he remains a force at World Superbike Championship level after notching up a pair of excellent podium finishes at Imola.

The Japanese rider has been in fine form of late, taking a podium finish and nearly winning a race at the Nurburgring, but his run to second place in both WSBK races at Imola represents his best results of the year.

Even so, Haga – a 43-time race winner in World Superbikes - admits he is a little disappointed not to have been able to convert his pace into two victories, the Japanese rider ruing his tardy starts in both races.

”I'm really glad about this outcome achieved here, in front of my supporters,” said the PATA Aprilia rider. “I had a bad start in race one and Rea was great, closing every gap. During the second one I started off even worse and that prevented a possible victory. I'll try again next weekend when we'll be back on track in Magny Cours."

Haga's two second place finishes move him up to a new 2011 peak of eighth position.

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Haga is a bike racing GOD - Unregistered

September 25, 2011 10:32 PM

Excuses what excuses? Do you know who your trying to contest ? I dont need to defend Nitro Nori his riding does all the talk. It matters little to me whether Haga wins a title or not ( im sure to him it does ) but as a fan of the sport and bike racing in general i long to see riders like him doing what they do best that is entertain the fans with hard riding and tenacious maneouveres something which Haga is infamous for....the man is entertainment personified when on form. Nitro Nori is a bike racing legend and there is a good reason for that. He is the third most successfull WSBK rider of all time more victories than Toseland , Hodgson and Corser combined and between those three theres 5 championships! so take your he will never win a championshop talk and GTFO here. Here is something that i can certify in Stone, your boy Camier will be lucky if he achieves 1/3 of what Haga has done in his career.

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