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.
Noriyuki Haga says: "After the first round of the World Superbike championship at Phillip Island, I went back to my hometown Nagoya in Japan to visit my relatives. Of course now I am trying to get back to Europe for Round 2 of World Superbike championship at Donington Park in the UK next weekend.
"First of all I would like to say thank you so much to everyone that has texted me and called me, concerned about my family and friends in Japan. I just wanted everyone to know how much it meant to me and I appreciate it very much! Thank you so much for all the kindness you show me. All my family (Yurie, Akito, Ryota and Kanon) are OK and our relatives who live in the suffering area are safe too.
"We are very shocked about what is happening in Japan. Earthquake, tsunami and now trouble for Nuclear power plant. It’s just like a nightmare! It is very bad and ugly, especially the Sendai area. I used to race there and I have good memories of it too but now it’s unbelievable… sad! sad! sad!
"My home is OK, it just has small damage and the aftershocks are still continuing but at the moment they are not as bad as the others.
"I am very sad for all those who have lost friends and family in the tragedy and I am going to try my best at Donington Park to show you the spirit of "Don’t give up Japan, Don’t give up Tohoku!
"I also have the good news that our friends Yukio Kagayama and family, Katsuaki Fujiwara and family are all OK!
"Ciao and see you soon!"