Results tagged “Noriyuki Haga” from Sunday Sun Blog

Haga signs for Swan Yamaha 400.jpgSAMURAI of Slide Noriyuki Haga will ride for Guisborough-based Swan Yamaha this season after inking a deal to replace the injured Ian Hutchinson.

After weeks of gossip and rumours, the Japanese hotshot has today revealed he will return to Yamaha power to contest the 2012 MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship.

Nitro Nori comes to the UK with a total of 43 World Superbike Championship wins, finishing title runner-up three times and securing third a further four times.

Haga - blog.jpgSAMURAI of Slide Noriyuki Haga won the second World Superbike Championship race at Valencia - both on the track and on aggregate.

In what proved to be an at times confusing but always exciting 20-Lap scrap, Nitro Nori crossed the line first and also took the aggregate win from Spaniard Carlos Checa with Roman Emperor Max Biaggi third.

The race had to be restarted after a massive crash involving the Kawasaki of Simon Andrews and Vittorio Iannuzzo's Honda brought out the red flag four laps in.

haga-small.jpgSAMURAI of Slide Noriyuki Haga leads the World Superbike championship once again after a dominant win in Race Two at Magny Cours.

And as the Xerox Ducati rider took his 41st victory, title rival Ben Spies was only able to wrestle his Yamaha Racing machine to fourth place.

This now puts Haga back at the top of the points table with a 10 point advantage with just one round to go.

Spies - wsb-donington - small.jpgBEN Spies pipped Noriyuki Haga to the win in today's first World Superbike race from Magny Cours to take a two point lead in the championship.

Spies, who had led from lights to flag, ended up having to ride a defensive last lap after a late charge from Haga.

What looked like it was going to be another easy win for the Texan Yamaha rider rapidly turned into a close fight in the closing two laps, as Haga pulled the pin and made a last ditch bid for victory.

Biaggi-don-blog.jpgMAX Biaggi and Ben Spies shared the spoils in a tension-filled two races of the FIM World Superbike Championship at Brno.

Biaggi emerged victor after a dramatic Race One which saw Spies taken out by the Ducati Xerox machine of Michel Fabrizio, but the cool-headed Texan bounced back to take the win in the second.

Meanwhile a still sore Noriyuki Haga kept his championship hopes alive by grabbing an eighth and a sixth.

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