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John_Hopkins

Tommy Hill Beats John Hopkins for the British Superbike Championship by .0006 Seconds – Video

John Hopkins moved to the British Superbike Championship this year as a year of all or nothing last chance.  Hopkins the once top level rider in MotoGP has been on a string of bad luck since leaving three years before.  Having had a go in World Superbikes and a string of injuries Hopkins was starting to question his own commitment to racing and his desire to continue.

The Hopper moved to the UK and kicked his Alcohol problem and really had an awakening moment in the UK.  The Hopper landed a ride for the Relentless Suzuki team owned by the same team owner as Rizla Suzuki MotoGP squad Paul Denning and has had a stunning year as rookie with all new tracks to learn.

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Tommy Hill

SBK: Tommy Hill Axed from Althea Honda World Superbike Team

Tommy Hill has split from the Althea Honda team and will be replaced by the squad Supersport rider Matthieu Lagrive from this weekend’s Misano round onwards.

In mid-April Althea was forced to release a statement denying that it was planning to replace Hill with Lorenzo Lanzi.

The rumours were labeled as “totally groundless”, adding that “The team continues to believe in the British rider, who has completely recovered from the injuries he suffered last season and who is showing that he can worthily compete in such a difficult and competitive championship as World Superbike.”

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