WSBK » Hopkins breaks foot in Monza accident


John Hopkins could be forced to miss his long awaited return to British soil at Donington Park after breaking his foot at Monza.

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paul joiner

May 06, 2012 8:43 PM

John has had quite a career competing in Formula Extreme , AMA Superbikes, Moto GP, and British Superbikes getting the chance to compete against the worlds best riders in this time. Having risen to fourth best rider in the world (Moto GP)at one point is quite the accomplishment but one has to think regarding the frequency that John is getting injured that it could be time to hang up the leathers. Often for top sportsmen the lure to hang on well past their prime is reflected in their performances. John's performances are no exception to this regard. The will is there as is the hunger but unfortunately in this sport that isnt enough and sometimes, just sometimes luck plays a part too. Frank Sinatra once said "Luck, if you've ever been a lady to begin with luck be a lady tonight" I think for poor John this lady has left for the evening. It's been a great ride John and and as much as we'd all miss your never say die spirit and enthusiasm you may want to call it a day this time.

racerx - Unregistered

May 06, 2012 10:25 PM

It has nothing to do with luck. He obviously has issues knowing the limit of his abilities and the bike. Crashing every so often is different but crashing more than Xaus ever did is rediculous. As a fan I think he should hang it up. He's just going to crash his first race back.

mart - Unregistered

May 06, 2012 11:37 PM

He crashes a lot, but lets face it, most posters here would love half his talent, he gets the rides so let him ride, he can hang em up when he wants to.

veto - Unregistered

May 07, 2012 12:05 AM

He does not not crash that often! But when he does he gets hurt. I'm not a fan or from the USA. He has been a great racer and good for the sport, but for his future health I wish he would stop!

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