Brno WSB: Haga targets points despite pain

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Noriyuki Haga has vowed to fight like he does on any other race weekend in Brno despite riding with a recently plated forearm and broken Scapula sustained at Donington Park three weeks ago. Haga finished the opening Free Practice session in 18th place after completing 17 laps in the hour long session.

Speaking to MCN at the end of the session the championship leader was wearing a special cooling vest to keep his body temperature down and had a constant supply of ice packs being placed on his shoulder in an effort to reduce inflammation.

He said: “My Forearm is no problem. The pain I have is in the muscle on my shoulder, not really the Scapula which is broken. For sure it is difficult but I think this afternoon will be better. So far I have not had any pain killers and we will see what happens for the rest of the day.

“This weekend will be hard but I know what I have to do. I have to fight for as many points as possible.”

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Michael Guy

By Michael Guy

Sports Editor, former 250-racer and adventure rider