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John Hopkins back on a Suzuki MotoGP bike? "Watch this space..."

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bob - Unregistered

February 04, 2011 3:53 PM

A wet weekend at somewhere like Cadwell must be like going back to club racing compared to moto gp, what will it say if he sinks at BSB and gets on a moto gp bike and does well, it could happen!
I'm not knocking the guys past achievements though was and still is a bloody fast rider!

Bliz - Unregistered

February 04, 2011 4:04 PM

Hopper has a lot to prove. Sure, when he was healthy he seemed to get the most out of the uncompetitive Suzuki. But since his injuries in 2008 (dislocated hip) and 2009 (ran over--insert injury here) he's never looked the same. He had some brief AMA success at the end of last season, but nothing to suggest he was completely "back to form". He needs to win A LOT BSB races and perform VERY well at the WSBK wild card. This will be a lot for him to do but it's what he needs to do if he wants another shot in GP.

Just being relistic.

John - Unregistered

February 04, 2011 4:34 PM

Hopper had an unbelievably sudden fall from grace... bad or unlucky decisions and injuries sending him into a self destructive downward spiral... I for one am glad to see he's turning it around and climbing back to where he wants to be. It takes guts to put your reputation on the line in the "lower classes"... the penalties for not making it are huge, just look at what happened to Byrne, Hodgson and Toseland when they left MotoGP.
I hope he gets a second chance... good luck to him.


February 04, 2011 4:48 PM

Hopper is one of those guys who just has an unbelievable amount of natural talent on a motorcycle, I think if he can get his head back in it he will do fine. He definatly has a ton of fans.

justforfun - Unregistered

February 04, 2011 4:59 PM

I met John at the Yamaha VIP party at Monterey California aquarium and he seems to be interesting. He listened to what I had to say and we talked for a few minutes. Ever since then, I was active on his website and I've been cheering him on. I watch MotoGP a lot and it will be exciting if he was to ride with the best again.

GOOO Hopper!!

joel - Unregistered

February 04, 2011 6:02 PM

WTF.. You guys are crazy. Hopper will always be a talent on a motorcycle but for him to return to MotoGp is not advised. He is not a champ never has been never will be! Suzuki's direction should be about young riders with the desire to be a champ! Hooper has never showed this character and never will ! In my opinion Suzuki should concentrate on being a champ again, not on wat fans want! And they should stop using that stupid twin they use now and go back to an inline four.. go back to wat they know best!

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