John Hopkins headed to BSB

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John Hopkins is returning to BSB racing for 2014.
John Hopkins is returning to BSB racing for 2014.
John Hopkins is returning to BSB racing for 2014.

Tyco Suzuki has announced they’ve signed former MotoGP racer John Hopkins for the 2014 British Superbike championship season.

Hopkins took the 2013 season off from racing, as he recovered from injuries. The move to BSB makes sense, as Hopkins has experience there – he was runner-up to the title in 2011, losing out by only 6/1000ths-of-a-second.

Said Hopkins: ““I’m really excited to be coming back to British Superbike in 2014 and delighted to be joining Tyco Suzuki. It’s been a long year away from racing getting my body healthy … I feel better than I have done in a lot of years and I’m really excited to be getting back out on track … I really feel like I’ve got a point to prove in the British Superbike Championship.”

Hopkins will be aboard a Suzuki GSX-R 1000.

 

5 COMMENTS

    • Another Patrick Stefan or Rick DiPietro.

      Absolutely hopeless and out of his depth
      in anything other than club racing.

      Great hype as a California kid, but wilted
      in the big shows. This back-marker never
      had the talent to warrant his early rides.

      I fear many saw him as a continuation
      of the long passed California generation
      of GP stars, with the hopes of stemming
      the then Australian tide.

      But, Trane, you may feel differently, so
      I nod acceptance towards ones opinion.

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