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Simon Patterson  says:

Hopkins making progress despite poor finishes

John Hopkins believes that his Tyco Suzuki team have finally started to make progress with the GSX-R1000, with promising chassis development making a difference at Snetterton despite his seventh and ninth placed finishes at the Norfolk track. “I feel like we have made good progress with the chassis and I was actually having to sit up and literally wait on the...

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cornbowl

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cornbowl says:

Hopper

has lost his speed, I can't see him improving to the point where he has the slightest chance of another ride in BSB, with so much young talent waiting for a ride.

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GRIFFBLADE

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GRIFFBLADE says:

HOPPER

More show than go.

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Ivebeenthehero

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 He's hanging on to his ride by his finger nails. He is saying all the right things, but at the end of the day 7th and 9th from TAS Suzuki's number 1 rider isn't good enough. 

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Sheene Fan7

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Sheene Fan7 says:

it has to be in the back of his mind, that all the work he had to have done on his hip and one more big crash on it could have him being lucky to even walk on it let alone ride again

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RobTZ

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RobTZ says:

Leon Camier & Tommy Hill

It is a real shame after his 2011 performance that the Hopper isn't up there with Brookes and Byrne.

If this continues I wouldn't be amazed if Leon Camier is offered a ride on one of the TAS Suzuki's, or perhaps even Tommy Hill. It's what the championship needs; a good shake up.

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GRIFFBLADE

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GRIFFBLADE says:

HOPPER

What his wage is must be money not well spent What exactly has he won

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Ivebeenthehero

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 Agree RobTZ Leon Camier would be a great pilot for the TAS Suzuki. Josh Waters is going to do nothing on it as well. 

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GRIFFBLADE

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GRIFFBLADE says:

Hoppers ride

Agree Josh Waters is going nowhere and Leon Camier would be a good choice.

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ow01fogno1

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ow01fogno1 says:

Kidding himself

 Heart out to him as a racer but quitting now just may save his body from another massive injury, plenty more riders can replace him, and kiyo too IMO.

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GRIFFBLADE

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GRIFFBLADE says:

Time to go

Agree retire to the sun. Kiyo will not win another race so he should join him. Its time new blood took the rides. Michael Rutter is just making up the numbers. Thats whats wrong with British racing, by the time talent is recognised its too late and any chance of progressing to the world stage is lost. We havent won a top class race for over 30 years.....remember Barry Sheene

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