View Full Version : Why does Haga crash so much?

07-28-2003, 11:46 AM
It seems like I'm always ten minutes late to sit down and watch the Moto GP races. I scan the field looking for Haga. Let's see......top five?....no....top ten?.....no.....still in the race?.....nope.

It sure seems like he's crashing out early a lot this year. Why do you suppose that is? Is it his riding style, the bike, the competition in MotoGP? I don't remember him crashing out quite so much last year in WSB.

07-28-2003, 12:28 PM
one word- MICHELINS!

throttle junkie
07-28-2003, 12:39 PM
he was excelent at sliding around his R7 in wsb, and not too bad with the mille....i think the cube is just a bit too powerful at the wrong times to slide it around as much.....plus obviously he is trying as hard as he can and maybe pushing too much.....

07-28-2003, 03:18 PM
'The Cube' is junk this year. Mad power, and that is it. Frame and suspension are not up to snuff. Too bad really, as Haga is my fav Japanese rider by far. Loved his quote a few years back stating that his training program consisted of lots of sex! :D

Edwards can't do much with it either... I think the bike needs a good Italian rider to give input that Aprilia would respect. Italians are not known for respecting the opinions of others, especially Americans or Japanese...


07-28-2003, 04:47 PM
Yeah, they should've kept Haga on the Mille in WSB.
He would've been top 3 guaranteed.
Melandri should have been on the RS3 with Edwards.

07-29-2003, 12:26 AM
I wonder how the 2004 Mille will scrub up for world superbikes?

08-05-2003, 10:11 PM
Haga's known as the man who can work miracles with the front tire. He squares off turns with the "point-and-shoot" style, which worked for the R7, but translates to crashes on every bike since. Notice it's the front end he almost always loses. He crashed 500gp, Superbike, and now MotoGP more than any other rider I can think of. It's a miracle he hasn't really ever been hurt bad.

Carbon Can Kat
08-06-2003, 08:07 PM
Every year you have one rider who has more crashes than anyone else. Last year it was Xaus this year it seems like Haga. I think a lot has to do with it being a first year bike and having to learn tracks with a different power delivery than he had in WSB.

08-08-2003, 01:39 PM
Either way, he's still my favorite rider.

I love watching his "all-action" style of riding. Made the WSB last year that much more interesting to watch.

Hope he gets something going for him soon.

08-08-2003, 05:22 PM
cubes rider last year(laconi) was intalian and they couldnt even score one point and he had lotsa DNF too ..

this year laconi moved to WSB and wining races while edward and haga are in oposite situation ..

08-09-2003, 12:38 PM
laconi is french.

08-09-2003, 02:34 PM
Laconi's Franko-Italian. One of each parents I presume.

As for sticking an Italian rider on it Lucchi has been testing it for the past two years!


08-09-2003, 03:05 PM
He was born in France.
Therefore he is French Mog.

08-09-2003, 03:50 PM
Fair Play.


Ricky J
08-09-2003, 04:04 PM
Lots of guys are ground magnets in MotoGP this year: besides Haga, there's Checa, Jacque, Melandri, Barros.

As for Laconi, though he finished near last in the 2002 championship he did score points and had several top tens.

08-09-2003, 04:26 PM
and he has won a GP.