MotoGP » PIC: Hopkins gets elbow down on MotoGP return

“I am actually quite confident that we can improve a lot tomorrow after I've had the chance to sit back, relax and think about things” – John Hopkins.

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vegasjon - Unregistered

April 01, 2011 6:51 PM

Throwing down the elbow... Amazing! So glad to see him back in MotoGP, even if it's only for a few races this season. Hopefully things go well and he can find a full time ride next season.

For being away a few seasons he's getting up to speed quickly, not far off the few in front of him. My guess is that come race day he can fight for 11-13 spot, earning some solid points for Rizla.

Divy kumar - Unregistered

April 01, 2011 7:31 PM

I think Hopkins is in dilemma whether he rebuild his career in BSB or MotoGP. HOPKINS can't recover in one day,it take some time to learn this new setup protype bike,but no time for learning something now, it just like that you are not attending your class,and exams are at the front.May hopper run the GSV-R in more pace at Jerez grand prix.


April 01, 2011 9:27 PM
Last Edited 1861 days ago

"proof that getting the elbow down does NOT make you faster."

Proof? And what numpty thinks getting your elbow down means your going faster? It's personal preference and individual style of how a riders rides and feels comfortable on a bike. I've never heard anyone claim that someone is "going faster" because their elbow is touching down.

It looks very cool - especially with Hopper. But it's about individual riding style and what makes the rider comfortable while going fast not making him go faster. Were he brakes, were gets off the brakes and rolls through the corner, were he gets on the gas, and what line he took through the corner decides how fast a rider goes. If he gets his elbow down or not isn't a factor.

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