BSB » Hopkins suffers first BSB DNF


John Hopkins fails to finish a British Superbike Championship at Knockhill, but only after claiming a sixth podium of the year in race one.

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Bee,esSBee - Unregistered

June 20, 2011 12:58 PM

On the TV coverage, was Hopper hopping mad after he got up after his tumble, or was it a new dance from Californ-ie-ay?
It's relief to see that he suffered no lasting injuries and it will be interesting to know what the problem was...

layton keske

June 20, 2011 1:06 PM

It was a proper highland shuffle!. I think it was just a duff tyre according to his Twitter feed.
Hope hes ok for the next race as he has been a real highlight of BSB so far. Tommy Hill's recovery and double at knockhill is also fantastic for the series.

Pegasus1967uk - Unregistered

June 20, 2011 1:33 PM

At the end of Eurosports coverage, it was said that apparantly the tyre looked brand new and unused despite the few laps that had already been covered. Certainly sounds like a dodgy tyre to me. Damn those boys have balls of steel !!! Try that on the road and it'll be game over very quickly

srad - Unregistered

June 20, 2011 1:54 PM

sh*t happens John, but you are a class act without a shadow of doubt, and i would imagine normal service will be resumed at Snetterton, good luck for the rest of the season, & thanks for coming to GB.

The Derby Ram - Unregistered

June 20, 2011 2:38 PM

Talk about JK and bad luck.All unavoidable of course but who should be rolling about in the track causing JK to take to the grass but his team mate Hopper.No serious injuries and not a bad weekend for the team considering all the rain.
Normal service will be resumed at Snetterton for both the Samsung boys.
Top moves Hopper,you would go down a storm at a british wedding reception.LOL

Granty - Unregistered

June 20, 2011 2:54 PM

Rooting for you Hopper. You have been on fire since the start of the season. I need to wear sunglasses when you smile though !

Good luck with your championship - MOTO GP Boys beware Hopper is back !

cash_13 - Unregistered

June 20, 2011 4:09 PM

He knew straight away he had a naff tyre what in the world was he thinking when the safety car came out, pull in and get a new tyre and try to pull through as best as you can not put other lives at stake!

spannerman - Unregistered

June 20, 2011 5:22 PM

I thinks someone forgot to check his tyre pressure before he went out, pressure is critical and it was probably running too hard thus not working enough and giving no grip,more than likly we will not find out the truth but mistakes happen !!

Sick Cylinder - Unregistered

June 20, 2011 5:46 PM

@Spannerman - that's exactly what my first thought was - when the tyre is first fitted it is over inflated to get the bead to seat properly and if you forget to let out the excess pressure if it is seriously overinflated you have a tyre with virtually no grip. That mistake does happen from time to time because I remember an incident in World Superbikes at Laguna Seca years ago - it was in superpole rather than the race fortunately.

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