WSBK » John Hopkins withdraws from 2012 finale

John Hopkins calls an end to his 2012 World Superbike Championship season by withdrawing from the final round of the season at Magny-Cours.

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Mogster 52 - Unregistered

October 06, 2012 12:34 PM

Such a shame for Hopper, this guy has such bad luck with injuries and sadly, it looks like the end of the line.

Great rider, from sliding the back on Red Bull Yammys to that awesome finish in BSB last year.

Will be shame not to see him race again, but i think for his own physical and mental state,time to move onto something else.

Md Zane - Unregistered

October 06, 2012 12:35 PM

:( Maybe the Hoppers out of WSB for good
:) Back to BSB

After BSB you'd have thought the Hopper would have took WSB by storm but even witthout injuries he just wasn't there,shame.


October 06, 2012 12:35 PM

Don't really understand. If I read well, the last time he injured was in Monza. He did a lot of races since then. Why he can't do Magny-Cours? Maybe he lacks motivation seriously. Sad, the expectations were huge.

RickyHaych - Unregistered

October 06, 2012 12:43 PM

Poor Hopper he's such a good guy but once again its gone wrong in wsbk. He wasnt too good on the stiggy honda but again was riding injured.
Did far better in g.p's than wsbk funnily enough and you can't say that about many riders!

Going back to BSB would be a good choice. Its a credible series with top competition where the fans love Hopper and he could perhaps fight for the title.

Confidence may come and go but you never lose talent!


October 06, 2012 1:40 PM

Its sad to wach!! Since Kid that John have high pressure him is life.. Everybody was expecting for him to be the next kevin shwants and this caind of pressure maid him puch and puch and sometimes even if he feel that was better to slow down he try to puch and get to much injurs=(.. We can t repair hour body and just act like it is new!! He have my respect 4sure but when to much effort give crashes nobody likes and that was the cause for him to leave is place him Motogp.. I will allways remember John like that a Motogp rider!! i hope he enjoy is life if he retired from racing..

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