Crescent Suzuki, which finished second in this year's British Superbike Championship with John Hopkins, has officially announced its participation in the 2012 World Superbike Championship.

The team, owned by Rizla Suzuki MotoGP team manager Paul Denning, has made numerous wild-card WSBK appearances, most recently at this year's Silverstone round, which saw Hopkins qualify on pole position.

Hopkins will be one of the riders Crescent would like for WSBK, although the American has made clear his first goal will be a return to MotoGP.

"Crescent Suzuki looks forward to announcing its riders and commercial partners for the 2012 World Superbike campaign in due course", said a team statement.

Crescent Suzuki has raced in BSB since 1996, winning the title with John Reynolds in 2004. The team has taken WSBK podium finishes as wild-cards.

The top Suzuki rider in this year's WSBK Championship was Alstare's Michel Fabrizio, in twelfth.



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