This is for you 1986vfr750
You talked nothing but utter nonsense and foolishness throughout this thread. Let me enlighten you on your comments.......
"we all know 07 was tainted..."
Utter nonsense. Others have chimed in on this. Hopper placed 4th in the title - far better than anyone in BSB could ever dream.
"BSB is awesome and a definite potential stepping stone as compared to ama where careers go to die."
And who has came to the AMA to die? Hodgson? He came straight from MotoGP, 2 years removed from his WSBK title and still couldn't win it. Ellison came from MotoGP to AMA and completely got his ass handed to him and fired after one year. But he goes straight to BSB and he's a race winner - go figure. The last 2 AMA champions to go overseas have a MotoGP and WSBK title and both are in factory MotoGP teams. Where are the last couple of BSB champions who went the world stage? Back in BSB with their tails between their legs. That's a bit of a difference no?
" That lack of loyalty has shown what his true character is "
Lack of loyalty? What the hell are you talking about? He was with Suzuki for 5 years. The Kawasaki team folded on him - he didn't quite or leave. He got injured in WSBK. So where is the "lack of loyalty"? This is a statement that has ZERO merit what so ever and shows more about your character than his especially in other posts when you bring his wife into.
"Seems to me randy's in a different league to hopper neverwas, as in waaaaay better. "
Never was? When RDP has finished the MotoGP title in 4th and has finished the title 10th or better twice than you may have an argument. But now you don't and the stats say so. You only have you bias, non factual opinion that has no results to support it.
"Hopkins IS NOT a world class rider or he would still be in a world class series."
Well, I guess the same can be said for Kiyo, Shakey, Ellison, Hill, and whoever else is in BSB that didn't cut it.