MotoGP » John Hopkins pulls out of Malaysian MotoGP

"The screws and the plates in the finger have come apart and there's just no movement in the knuckle at all… If I get any further damage to the injury it could result in amputation" – John Hopkins.

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nobodyknow - Unregistered

October 22, 2011 6:28 AM

To be honest, i really disappointed.. :(

But if this deal with an "amputation", i think it's a very wise decision to make..

Rizla Suzuki going solo again this time, but i believe bautista capacity as great rider onboard the GSV-R. Bring the glory to us n cure our disappointment..

Wish your operations goes well hopper. Can't wait to see u back in action onboard a Suzuki..

Al - Unregistered

October 22, 2011 6:41 AM

Gutted for hopper, fingers crossed all gets fixed and the MotoGP ride for the full season is offered soon, he deserves to be there.

Give it up John - Unregistered

October 22, 2011 6:43 AM

Commiserations John - it's cruel luck by any measure, but a career filled with big off's is coming home to roost. Maybe it's time to heed the message. See out your days in BSB or WSBK, I think your aspirations to make a return to MotoGP are now over.

Plum - Unregistered

October 22, 2011 7:00 AM

This guys has lots of luck - shame it's mostly bad! He must be distraught that his determination to overcome his personal issues may now be scuppered by injury. A real shame.


October 22, 2011 7:33 AM

He had no problem with the injury during the BSB season (at the showdown) - now he jumps at a MotoGP bike and instantly have problems with the break. I fear it's not only dissappointing for the fans, but maybe Suzuki and other GP teams don't want to risk one so much vulnerable rider. I think it will be WSB next year with Crescent Suzuki.


October 22, 2011 8:56 AM

Wow, shows just how tough it is to ride a MotoGP bike when the braking forces are enough to pull screws out of bone!

At least Hopper has got the whole off-season to get back to full fitness, though I guess the injury might affect his testing program.

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