WSBK » Bayliss hands #21 to Hopkins

John Hopkins to run number 21 for the 2012 season after Troy Bayliss gives up use of the number in WSBK.

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MICK - Unregistered

November 26, 2011 8:57 AM

What a miserable lot those last 3 are!!!!!!!!!!!!! Most riders are identified by the numbers they use. Thats the way its always been...... Good on ya Troy for letting Hoppo use YOUR number.


November 26, 2011 10:22 AM

"HIS" number ONLY in WSB remember. Also, numbers are important to racers for a lot more than mere superstition and both here rightly claim 21. They are also individually equal in their title to use it, with the only contention being that Bayliss has a prior claim while there is a chance he will return to this particular championship... it's just a courtesy that is usually extended in racing for prominent racers if they request it. Retiring a number is a different issue, and is treat differently to this situation. As for being worthy to "live" the number in WSB? Well I'm sure Hopper is more than worthy and of course Troy knows this. Good on 'em both!

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