BSB » Crescent confident of Silverstone advantage

The American was a WSBK pole sitter at Silverstone earlier this year, form he will look to replicate to firm his BSB chances.

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Zhughes13 - Unregistered

September 20, 2011 2:54 PM

Hopkins was a top 10 guy in the states when he was racing in the AMA last year and now hes about to win the BSB championship? I find that hilarious seeing as how a bunch of you were saying the BSB is the next premiere class after WSBK and that the AMA is dead.

pp916 - Unregistered

September 20, 2011 3:11 PM

@ Zhughes...less than subtle baiting there fella!

Would you like to factor in the better equipment he's on now and riding free from the injuries he has been carrying for the last couple of seasons? (setting aside the recent hand injury).....I seem to remember that his US team were less than impressed with his dishonesty about the severity and ongoing issues relating to those injuries.....
Out of curiosity, how did Jake Zemke fare in AMA last season?
If Hopper is going to win the championship there's no problem with that, provided of course its done fairly rather than as the consequence of a bastardized scoring system.

pp916 - Unregistered

September 20, 2011 3:30 PM

Should add that we also have a mentally fit Hopper racing in the UK, clear of drink, drugs, women, partying and whatever else was screwing up his talent.....maybe its just a better environment to race in here where he is more appreciated?

Incidentally, by infering that he's only a top 10 contender in the US are we to take it that you feel he is unworthy of a return to WSB or GP? Unless of course you believe the remainder of that top 10 should also be there as they must be as capable or more capable than he is......


September 20, 2011 4:28 PM

Yes, it's a bit of baiting going on. Hopper has given up the alcohol and drugs long ago, it's more of a case that he is fit this year. He wasn't 100% healthy in the AMA last year until the last couple of races were he podium a couple of times. So it's a bit misleading to say he was "just top 10".

But on the flip side pp916, I am not sure what kind of "environment" you think the AMA is - maybe brolly girls with bigger tits than in Blimey and better weather but MotoGP glamor it is not.

SUZOOK - Unregistered

September 20, 2011 4:38 PM

Hopper will probably win the AMA title if he had to go back there,especially now that his major injury concerns are a thing of the past. He is also a more focused person and has discarded his previous lifestyle. John gives one the impression that he is single-minded about turning things around and rebuilding his career once more. He will be a real force to be reckoned with aboard a Yoshi-prepped Suzuki against the current crop of AMA riders.It won't be a problem to learn the tracks in the USA because he has already displayed his mettle in the BSB championship. The man is pure class and definitely MotoGP material!

pp916 - Unregistered

September 20, 2011 6:15 PM

Lol...nice to trade banter with clued up guys on here for a change!
We might not have the silicone tits but we've got the tatooed slappers...bit gruesome some of 'em!


September 21, 2011 10:31 AM

Nothing wrong with silicone enhancement or any other flavour of paddock girl- tatoos or otherwise...

I've seen what a lot of biker types look like, think we should all be grateful for what we get!
(Or perhaps don't get?!)

SUZOOK - Unregistered

September 21, 2011 10:55 AM

@ srad

The AMA superbike class is loaded with too many wannabees,has-beens & journeymen who will never make the grade on the world stage. The quality of rider in BSB is generally superior to that found in the AMA series. I'm not even sure who will shine in the WSBK championship if given a chance to prove their wares.

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