Japanese MotoGP star Noriyuki Haga will return to the Superbike World Championship in 2004 after recently signing with British team Renegade Ducati.

Japanese MotoGP star Noriyuki Haga will return to the Superbike World Championship in 2004 after recently signing with British team Renegade Ducati.


Haga, who spent last season riding for Aprilia in MotoGP, will have Briton's Leon Haslam as his team-mate.


"I am really happy to be returning to the Superbike World Championship and to be riding a Ducati for the first time in 10 years," said Haga. "I can promise that I have not lost my exciting style and I intend to finally claim the World Superbike title."


Renegade team principal Mark Griffiths told: "In Haga and Haslam I believe we have a very formidable partnership to contest the 2004 Superbike World Championship.


The team will continue at Valencia from February 11 to 13, with the opening round at the same venue on February 29.

Original article from Car