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Japan Quake News
Following is a letter World Superbike received from Noriyuki Haga regarding the Japanese Earthquake, Tsunami and Nuclear Plant issues.
"Nitro Nori" Haga is currently in Japan, and reports him and his family are OK.
2011 WSBK Line Up
The provisional World Superbike rider entry list for the 2011 season was released on Monday by the FIM.
The biggest news going into 2011 was Ducati pulling all factory efforts from the championship; former Ducati factory rider Noriyuki Haga signed with the all-new Pata Racing Aprilia team, and Michel Fabrizio joined the Alstare Suzuki team.
2011 World Superbike
When Ducati pulled all factory efforts from the World Superbike Championship for 2011, Noriyuki Haga was left without a ride…but not for long. The talent of Nitro Nori allowed him to quickly gain a new seat with the all-new Italian Pata Racing Aprilia WSBK team.
Portimao (Portugal), Saturday 23rd January 2010 – As forecast, the first of today’s Superbike sessions was conditioned by the rain and, although many of the riders took to the track, Ducati Xerox men Noriyuki Haga and Michel Fabrizio took the decision, together with their technicians, to sit the session out.
A cooler, overcast day characterised day two of testing at the Portimao circuit as Ducati Xerox riders Noriyuki Haga and Michel Fabrizio and their technicians continued work where they had left off yesterday.
Over the two days Noriyuki has tested the new clutch and is happy with the initial results, citing it as a good starting point for 2010. He also used the new fork but declared at the end of testing that he prefers his usual one.
Portimao (Portugal), Sunday 25 October 2009: a bittersweet finale for Noriyuki Haga and the Ducati Xerox Team today when they lost the World Superbike riders title by just six points, after the Japanese rider crashed out of Race 1, to then finish on the podium, second, in Race 2. Already winners in the constructors championship, the Ducati factory team fought until the final lap of this last race but unfortunately they couldn’t do enough and it was Yamaha’s Spies who lifted the trophy.
Magny-Cours (France), Sunday 4th October 2009: this afternoon on the French track of Magny-Cours, Noriyuki Haga took a fantastic Race 2 win on board his Ducati 1198, coming straight after his second place finish in the first race. With these results, Noriyuki regains the championship lead with an advantage of ten points over Spies (Yamaha). At the end of this, the penultimate round, and thanks to today’s two podiums, Ducati celebrates winning its sixteenth Constructors title in the World Superbike Championship.
During the upcoming World Superbike weekend, to be held at the Italian circuit of Imola from 25th to 27th September, the Ducati Xerox Team, in collaboration with Ducati.com, will allow fans from around the world the chance to see right to the heart of the action, by providing live streaming direct from Noriyuki Haga’s garage on both Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th September.
A brand new experience, with the live and uncut footage undoubtedly spiking the interest of the countless passionate fans who are following the Superbike racing as the season comes to a thrilling climax.