WSBK » Hopkins to take year out from racing

John Hopkins decides to take a sabbatical from motorcycle racing in an effort to get back to full racing fitness for 2014.

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October 07, 2012 12:07 PM

Could this be instructions from Suzuki to get fit for a 2014 MotoGP return? I wouldn't write it off.
Hopkins and Vermeulen or Bautista would be my bets for riders if they do return.

another round - Unregistered

October 08, 2012 4:08 PM

Maybe he will get hired on as a GP test rider for Suzuki? Just a guess, but I would have to think anyone this worn out just can't continue on competing full time. It's a a shame, I've always been a Hopper fan. If he does go back full-time, I would think it would be in BSB. AMA not so much, he doesn't seem to have too many allies there anymore, plus he is above that level. Good luck either way to JH.

shaken - Unregistered

October 08, 2012 4:15 PM

The sabbatical is best for him. He can then see truly where he stands and even then a hip replacement is serious stuff. Best wishes to "Hopper" and I look forward to news from him next year!!!

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