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Michael Guy  says:

Hopkins confirmed at Crescent Suzuki for WSB

John Hopkins has re-signed for the Crescent Suzuki Racing team with a new deal that will see him compete in World Superbikes in 2012. The 28 year old American finished runner-up in the British Superbike championship in 2011 with a brilliant year long campaign, which revitalised his flailing career. Hopkins had been focussed on making a full time return to MotoGP...

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phinmac

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phinmac says:

I said this earlier

I said earlier you shouldnt go for sleepo gp, and you were going for suzuki, and now look. They finally decided to shoot that lame horse of a bike. You will have a better time in WSBK. Welcome  HOPPER!

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Jason Hall

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Jason Hall says:

motogpnorival - what utter nonsense.

Superbikes are hardly slow motion and lap most circuits within 2 seconds of what the MotoGP bikes do. If they were racing against each other that is a large difference, but in terms of comparable speed - you cannot see the difference.

Take Philip Island - in Superbikes Biaggi lapped at 1.32.012 last year and in MotoGP Stoner did 1.30.629 - that's a 1.4 second difference at one of the fastest circuits on the calendar.

If you enoy watching ever-so-slightly faster bikes following each other round with hardly any overtaking - then good look to you. As for a racing spectacle the British championship was by far the best series for wheel to wheel racing last year, followed by Moto2 - with MotoGP well down the list.

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grayzx7r

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grayzx7r says:

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Brilliant news and very well deserved.

As previously said ' moto gps loss = wsb gains

Best of luck for all the team next year.

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cthwaites

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cthwaites says:

@ jason hall....too right mate....on the shared circuits (even tho they tend to shove in an extra chicane here and there to spoil the comparisons), it doesn't seem as if the extra second or so are worth the bother. Similar to late 90s, WSB has the edge in racing. GP is too factory dominated....Matt Oxley writes some gd stuff on this.

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YamahaGYTR

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YamahaGYTR says:

I agree with most.

WSB won the battle with MotoGP to sign Hopper MotoGP just recieved a shattering blow big time.

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jamieg999

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jamieg999 says:

Zombie alert!!!

 

I'm come to the conclusion you're full of tripe Elbowz, which battle was this to sign John Hopkins? Suzuki knew at least this time last year they wouldn't be around and if they'd had their way they wouldn't have raced this season so that rules them out. Apparently LCR were briefly interested but not enough to actually sign him so that rules them out. Let's see HRC? Nope. Yamaha? Nope. Any Ducati? Nope. So that rules everyone else out. So who was battling again Elbowz? Do you really think any of the teams are kicking themselves right now because they didn't sign him? Next,

World Superbikes, before Crescent announced the switch who was Hopper in negotiation with Elbowz? C'mon it's not difficult. In fact had Crescent not decided to switch where would he have gone? He was still looking at the factory Suzuki ride when everyman and his dog knew they wouldn't be playing bike racing anymore. So, in short, Elbowz, as usual you're talking tripe.

vee4pilot: as a rule, if it's a 28 rider field you'll have 27 cases of bad luck come the seasons end, I dunno why this is, I've tried Googling it but I keep get directed to Scandinavian fetish sites instead. I like the idea that everyone should win at the end of the season though, perhaps Dorna should consider banning bad luck to level the playing field eh?

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Sheene Fan7

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Sheene Fan7 says:

@cthwaites

wsbk is more factory dominated thats why ducati have won so many world championship

the rule were set it there favour

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TrumpetTriple

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jamieg999

Where is Elbowz post you keep referring to ? I can't see it ? What did he say ?

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thestig08

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thestig08 says:

will it be

the shamshung creshant shasuki or Rizzla backed ?

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cthwaites

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cthwaites says:

@sheene fan....I can see why you say that with the ducati twins getting a 20% capacity advantage over the years but you still get 7 factories and 4-5 contenders in a race or season. Which is a heck of a lot more that GP. Also remember Ducati and Honda are technically factory teams in WSB

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