Haga back in World Superbikes on a BMW

WSBK legend riding competing on an S1000RR for the first time

NORIYUKI Haga will return to the World Superbike championship this weekend for a one-off ride at Imola.

Haga, 38, will race for the Grillini Dentalmatic team alongside Vittorio Iannuzzo, making it his first race in the WSB class since 2011.

This is also Haga's first race for 8 months, since his season in British Superbikes last year, riding for Swan Yamaha.

Haga has form at Imola, winning there in 2009 and scoring two podiums in 2011 for Pata Aprilia.