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Fabrizio to back Haga at Portimao

Xerox Ducati team-mate pledges full support in the race for the 2009 WSB titleha

XEROX DUCATI rider Michel Fabrizio says he will give his full support to team-mate Noriyuki Haga at this weekend's WSB title-decider at Portimao.

The Italian, who is now out of the running for the 2009 World Superbike Championship, has pledged his support for Haga, who goes head-to-head with arch rival Ben Spies in Portugal in the race for the WSB title this coming weekend.

“I've very happy with how my season's gone and I would like to finish the year with two more podiums. I'm feeling confident and am reassured that the third position that I hold in the standings can't be taken from me as fourth place Max is too far behind to catch up now. I hope Noriyuki can take the title for Ducati and I'll be backing him all the way this weekend.”

Very sporting of you, Michel. Pity you didn't think like that before pipping Haga to the win in Race Two at Imola!