MotoGP » John Hopkins was in contention for Laguna ride

"For the last 36hrs or so it looked as if I might have actually been racing in MotoGP at Laguna Seca this weekend" - John Hopkins.

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July 18, 2013 10:11 PM

There may be a few US riders that could step up, but all the good seats are going to euro riders now. Even though there are three US races and it is a huge market for bikes, no big money sponsors in the states. NH just said that Ducati is not resigning him, so it looks like BMW WSBK for him (I hope). He hasn't had a good bike since 2005. His 2006 bike was an experiment bike that wasn't the same (funny that he is blamed for stealing setups from a bike nothing like his), Edwards is just there to have fun, and Spies is has been Mr. Bad lunch for two years now.


July 18, 2013 11:50 PM

Hopkins will never race again. Hip surgery and having your finger removed are extreme enough. Unfortunately, just like Garry McCoy, another top class rider whose career had to end prematurely.


July 19, 2013 12:06 AM

July 18, 2013 11:25 PM
Hopper is a class act injury has been his problem over the last few years

So dude nothing to do with him turning up pissed at a race day after a fight with the then misses then?
Or over-riding everything to the point of being nearly (in his own words) out of control.
Ive read and watched hopper for a LONG time. He was born into the wrong era. If he was with Rainey, Sheene and the rest they would have had a beer and a fag with him.
He wasnt. He was in the new born era of ''stars'' that need to promote stuff. Shame as he was fekin awesome at Brands when TH won the BSB year before last. Love and respect hopper...but think a GP ride is ludicrous


July 19, 2013 8:35 AM

@ shamarone
Your point is caller ?
The yamaha was the the better package and he was at a new track nearly every round but clearly it was the bike rather than him that made the difference.

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