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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McLarenP - Unregistered

October 22, 2011 10:22 AM

I know riders have contracts to fulfill and sponsers to please, but injuries need time to heal! Coming back to race just weeks or even days after sustaining an injury does nobody any good in the long run. Surely it's best to let the injury heal before risking further problems or those of others.

chris - Unregistered

October 22, 2011 10:49 AM

Really tuff on Hopper, its all literally fell apart at the end of a very good season. Surgeons need to be told they need to use loctite on these lads. Go home now and get youself fit for whatever comes next year. We all now know your hungry and got your spark back. Best of luck for next year. Anybody any news on him going with Cresent to WSB?

srad - Unregistered

October 22, 2011 11:29 AM

John, go home get the finger sorted, then go to wsb with Big Jack & the boys. you stand one hell of a chance of being the world champion there, moto gp next year? when we've seen what this new class brings,any way what ever you decide to do the best of luck, you've been a breath of fresh air to the bsb paddock.

WGPresence - Unregistered

October 22, 2011 5:26 PM

Sorry Hop. With all the recent finger injuries, playing guitar and racing Moto GP seem to be mutually exclusive activities. You had a great year, come back next year even better. :)

Dario - Unregistered

October 22, 2011 10:34 PM


he never healed his hand injury and was riding in BSB injured. The GP bike aggrevated the stitches and everything else in there. Once he heals up, he'll be find to ride a GP bike.

It has nothing to do with Hopkins being vulnerable. And besides, they all crash. Look at Jorge and Spies, Pedrosa, Rossi, etc, etc.


October 22, 2011 11:33 PM

Suzuki your failing miserably at the moment' theirs no need to be a laughing stock as well.Hopkins time in motogp has passed, its time to get over him and start looking towards the future.

Fan Of MotoGP - Unregistered

October 23, 2011 2:17 AM

Truley unfortunate for John... he was really looking forward to this race... now all he has to look forward too is waiting! waiting for Suzuki to make a dicision - to go back to motogp with 800s or to not go to motogp at all in 2012... sucks that a major manufacture with deep ass pockets cant aford to to go all out and build a liter bike for 2012...

Personaly I hope he has (and takes) an offer for wsbk w/suzuki so we can see if he has become the racer we all want him to be... then he can compete with his old motogp buddies where we could se him fighting for 1st place, whitch is better then fighing for mid pack at-best on an 800 next year!

btw, thanks for last years BSB you rally made it exciting! best of luck Hopper

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