Hopkins rates Brands

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John Hopkins thinks the Brands Hatch circuit would make a great addition to the MotoGP calendar following his two demonstrations runs on the Suzuki GP machine at the British Superbike final round.

The 23-year-old was allowed a 10 minute session on both Satruday and Sunday at the Kent track, and despite a wet surface and rain on both occasions, enjoyed the 2.60 mile circuit.

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“This circuit rocks,” said Hopkins. “I like the change in elevation and the complete mix of corners, from super-fast through to tight 90-degree turns. The circuit is like a big amphitheatre – I could see fans everywhere and they got to hear the GP bike as it should be heard – loud and proud!”

“I had to take it easy because of the wet conditions but would like the chance to ride it in the dry – aggresively. The circuit may need to work on some of its run-off provision for MotoGP bikes, but for sure it has the makings of a brilliant venue for a Grand Prix. There’s an atmosphere at Brands Hatch and a grid of MotoGP bikes roaring away from the start would set the place on fire.”

MCN Staff

By MCN Staff