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.read more