I am disappointed because I really feel I could’ve won a race today. Once Nori had made a break, it was impossible to catch him, so I just rode my own race and tried to keep hold of second place. I knew that Nori had to win today to keep his title hopes alive, so I didn’t attack him too hard. In the second race, I had a big fight with Max (Biaggi) and a couple of times we made quite strong content, but luckily we both stayed upright. When he pulled away, I then found myself fighting Fonsi (Nieto) and he and I touched a couple of times also. It was the kind of stuff that goes on quite a bit in World Supers and it would have certainly given the crowd and TV audience something top shout about. I am disappointed not to end the season with a win. All year I’ve been trying for a win, but it has just not happened for me. The Yamaha has been improving a lot since the start of the year. I know that there’s more to come so I’m really looking forward to riding it next year. I’d like to congratulate Nori on his pair of wins today and James (Toseland) on taking the title.
Results and points
Race 1: 1 Haga (J-Yamaha), 2 Bayliss (AUS-Ducati), 3 TROY CORSER (AUS-Yamaha Motor Italia), 4 Max Neukirchner (D-Suzuki), 5 Nieto (E-Kawasaki), 6 Biaggi (I-Suzuki), 7 Toseland (GB-Honda), 8 Xaus (E-Ducati), 9 Laconi (F-Kawasaki), 10 Rolfo (I-Honda)
Race 2: 1 Haga (J-Yamaha), 2 Biaggi (I-Suzuki), 3 Nieto (E-Kawasaki), 4 TROY CORSER (AUS-Yamaha Motor Italia), 5 Bayliss (AUS-Ducati), 6 Toseland (GB-Honda) 7 Rolfo (I-Honda), 8 Laconi (F-Kawasaki) 9 Fabrizio (I-Honda), 10 Xaus (E-Ducati