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

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February 04, 2011 11:57 PM
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ive never seen a team with multiple "A" pilots succeed except with maybe red bull this past year and they did everything in their power to throw the championship away because they didnt want to get behind one driver. whereas ferrari got behind alonzo (even tho massa looked much better early on) and as a result, they nearly stole the championship.

honda may have problems this year. too many "A" personalities (sic, dp, stoner)

but here we have suzuki, which has always been a concentrated effort....and they still perform as if they dont care.

i will never figure suzuki out. they are a walking contradiction.

how they ever let Spies go is beyond me. and reason enough for us to all unanimously doubt their commitment to winning.


February 05, 2011 12:56 AM

@ bringBACKthe990s

How much coffee did you drink today mate? LOL!

After reading all that I can't even remember what we were disscussing! HaHa!

@ Joel

I wouldn't trade Hopper for Alvero if I were Suzuki, I would simply add Hopper to the mix. As RawDawg pointed out though, it would only work if the old Hopper showed up for work. Maybe I'm just being optimistic but from the way Hopper ended last season in the AMA I think it could be a great move for Suzuki.


February 05, 2011 1:19 AM


im just excited to actually be part of the conversation for once.

i live in america, so when i post a response, the thread is usually dead or there isnt a relevant reply for 12 hrs.

for this week im in europe at the moment and so i actually get to keep up on the conversation with all of y'all. hahaha

raymond17 - Unregistered

February 05, 2011 3:46 AM

What Great News......I Just know that John will be riding the Rizla Motogp bike real soon.....can't wait. He has the best style out there and sheer determination.

Go Hopper!!

Steve - Unregistered

February 05, 2011 3:57 AM

can someone refresh my memory of his stats? I can't really remember. I know he did well at Suzuka but that's because I own the DVD Faster narrated by Ewan McGregor.

MD - Unregistered

February 05, 2011 9:10 AM

Not sure there's much to be gained from turning up to a GP or two on a bike that can't get near the podium - unless it keeps the factory sweet.

Much better John put his efforts into going to WSB next year with a top team.

It's not as if BSB isn't a good enough shop window to enable that to happen.

Hard to believe he's still only 27! Plenty of time yet.

tardozzi - Unregistered

February 05, 2011 9:54 AM

well hopkins is one of the more likeable blokes,with charisma about the paddocks,and i hope he gets things turned around,but i doubt if hes ready for a serious gp return (yet).lets see how he shapes up in bsb against laverty,kiyo etc(it will be a tough season for him)he will be doin well to get in the top three there. i think a wsbk ride would be a better way back for him.he needed to stop the partying/drinkin injury for smiling denning ffs hes trashed the suzuki name with his teams failures,why did suzuki drop his team in bsb,? and back the irish tas/relenless squad? because hes a bean counter(bring money) manager,the tas guys are racers and want to win bad,bautista is the first decent signing for suzuki in years

Billy Goat - Unregistered

February 05, 2011 10:55 AM

I don't think he's good enough to win bsb this year.

I also doubt suzuki can afford the parts bin and hospital bills. There surely must be more deserving riders..

He's had his go, he chased the money....defo not motivated enough should be bring new untested moto2 riders in, not elias also who will be a laughing stock this year, until contract time.

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