News 12 Mar 2012

Haga makes first steps on the Swan Yamaha British Superbike

World Superbike veteran Noriyuki Haga has had his first taste of the Swan Yamaha that he’ll ride in the 2012 British Superbike Championship.

Haga adapted to the new Yamaha as he prepares to make his championship debut and the Japanese ace believes that they will be fully set for the opening round of the season at Brands Hatch.

“Today we continued to make a better suspension setting but we were not getting as much grip so we still need to find a better feeling,” Haga said. “Now we go to Almeria for our next test for two days and we will still try and find a good set up.

“I am not worried though because I know this is a good team with experienced crew and the Yamaha is a good bike. I think one hundred percent we can find a good setting before the race at Brands Hatch.”

Team owner Shaun Muir was impressed with Haga’s progress during the test.

“We are very happy with how this test has gone and the pace we have been able to run after two and a half days on track so we know that the Yamaha will be competitive,” Muir said.

“For Nori, how well he has adapted to a new team, bike and track. He has been getting more comfortable on the Swan Yamaha and we are now looking forward to Almeria.”