MotoGP » Hopkins ‘proves he should be in MotoGP’


"I'm having so much fun on the motorcycle and really excited about riding"

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Don-R

April 02, 2011 4:49 PM

“These two days have demonstrated two things. One that John Hopkins still deserves to be riding at the top level of the sport, and secondly, that Suzuki has done a great job to develop the GSV-R"

Well i agree with the first thing.

The second not so much.

RawDawg

April 02, 2011 4:52 PM
Last Edited 1236 days ago

Hopper did well today. He's .125 sec off of Rossi. That's a damn good job.

And Denning had to throw in a pat on Suzuki's back for doing a good job of "developing" the bike. That has yet to be seen.

Say What - Unregistered

April 02, 2011 4:56 PM

Nice comments Mr Denning. Good to hear the reality.
Why the fck has Suzuki not listened to you and given the tools you need and funds to run someone like John again and Alvaro.
Schwantz or KRJR one season sensations? Absolute considering the crap investment from Pepsi, Suz, Rizl.
Talent should be rewarded and development forward not the other from Suzuki.
What a shame.

Yamaman - Unregistered

April 02, 2011 5:32 PM

I am a fan of neither Hopkins nor Suzuki, but I am happy with today's developments. If Suzuki can regain some confidence in the abilities of their own package they may consider reinvesting in MotoGP. The more manufacturers, the better, as is adds important varity to the grid. In the long term this will hopefully prevent the sport as a whole from decending into a Honda vs Yamaha dual.

mcgriff

April 02, 2011 5:51 PM

Have to say I am delighted for Hopper and I hope he gets his top 10 finish in the race tomorrow. I personally think he should be given T.Elias's ride for the remainder of the season as from all the news Im hearing about the trouble in the(Elias)garage he will just circle at the back all season because he refuse's to change his riding style to suit the bridgestones. Give the bike to someone who will at least TRY and be competitive

mike hunt - Unregistered

April 02, 2011 6:32 PM

More rampant twitism on here.

Not been on a Motogp bike for years, no pre season testing, coming back from a series of bad injuries, riding a poor bike on in a second rate series (the AMA series saint what it used to be). Then sticks it 14th on the grid ahead of the old stagers/new blood.

14th is hot sh1t and Top 10 tomorrow

ebaums - Unregistered

April 02, 2011 8:00 PM

pretty said while I take Denning's words not so seriously it seems Suzuki really has made progress with the bike. I don't know how many races Hopper will ride before Bautista comeback but he will close the gap quickly. They cant even dream about podium but even 7~5 place is still possible to get with consistent rider. Suzuki has really sth to rethink for 2012...Bautista, Hopkins, De Puniet.

Your Mum - Unregistered

April 02, 2011 8:10 PM

John is showing he is a rider who definitely deserves another chance to ride MotoGP and do more than simply make up the numbers. I hope this doesn't put too much pressure, personal or otherwise, on Bautista who has been doing an impressive job there.
Safe racing guys and hope you get your top 10 John :-)

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