Sunday, October 3

HAGA BACK ON APRILIA

JAPANESE Superbike veteran Noriyuki Haga will race a factory-supported RSV4 Aprilia in 2011 after his Ducati factory rider evaporated with the decision of the Italian manufacturer to withdraw its factory team at the end of the 2010 season.

The team Haga will race for is an amalgam of part of the current DFX Corse squad currently fielding Lorenzo Lanzi and partr of the B & G Pata team for whom Czech rider Jakub Smrz has been racing.

The new team has been offered factory support for an Aprilia RSV4 with official bikes from Aprilia and will also benefit from a number of Aprilia technicians in the team.

Haga last rode for the Italian manufacturer in 2003 when he competed in MotoGP on-board the RS3 Cube and the year before that he campaigned an RSV 998 V-twin in the Superike Championship.