BSB » Hill wins, Hopkins crashes in only Oulton race

"I think the team probably wanted me to slow down, but I just didn't want to lose that win" - Tommy Hill

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mph - Unregistered

July 17, 2011 9:04 PM

Tommy hill is class. Hope he wins this year. He is going to gfor there money and they are much more experienced.ive shakey and hopper a run

demi-god - Unregistered

July 17, 2011 10:59 PM

Hopper was winning easily but in the rain anything can happen his bike just lost the front on the brakes ,what can you do? sure he's gutted there wasn't a race 2. In the dry I am sure Hopper would have had a double.

raymond17 - Unregistered

July 18, 2011 1:01 AM

@ demi-god

Totally agree John was fast all weekend in the wet and the dry. Too bad there wasn't a red flag. Oil on the track could be seen quite clearly. Oh well that's how it goes. Good luck to him in the WSBK at Silverstone, I'm sure he'll do well.


July 18, 2011 9:47 AM

Hopper was out front, not winning easily as Tommy wasn't far behind him and others were in the game too. As for Hopper winning in the was wet so thats more coulda shoulda woulda. Most of the front runners were avoiding the patch where Hopper went down and yet he didn't so he's only got himself to blame for that one.
Shame there wasn't both races but it means i get a triple for Brands and then another for Cadwell! Woohoo.
And don't get me wrong, i like Hopper but let's not turn him into some God who has higher powers than the other racers. He is just as capable of making errors (as he did) as the rest of the field are

Bike Race Guru - Unregistered

July 18, 2011 3:34 PM

Shouda woulda coulda indeed..His mistake.. His ass sliding down the track.. That's racing.. Last time I looked Hopkins applies his own front brake and chooses his own lines.. If there was a patch of oil it was there for everybody else to hit as well.. The guy is good but he can make mistakes like everybody else and he did.. Right decision to call it a day though..

Rusky - Unregistered

July 18, 2011 4:26 PM

Who ever disagreed with Richard Mushet statement about it being the right decision to call it off must be a complete idiot.the track was waterlogged with an unknown substance on it making it slippery and unpredictable.
100% the right decision by the organisers.disapointing for the fans but safety must come first and in this instance it did.Well done Stuart Higgs.

demi-god - Unregistered

July 18, 2011 9:10 PM

haha no one was claiming him to be a god that makes no sense.

He was winning pretty easily however I am aware he made a mistake a crashed I watched the race. Now in the dry he led every practice you see. So yeah like I said I think he would have doubled in the dry. You can argue with that if you like.


July 18, 2011 10:16 PM

I will argue the point but only to highlight that up until about the last 10 seconds of the final session Tommy was beating everyone up until Hopper put a 10th of a second on him. Hopper did good in practice and qualy but as with all bike racing we are talking minimum gaps between the front few. Honestly don't believe it would have been a walkover wet or dry is all i am trying to point out.

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