John Hopkins to WSB?

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Former Kawasaki MotoGP rider John Hopkins could be poised for a sensational switch to the World Superbike Championship.

MCN understands that the American is in negotiations with the Stiggy Honda Motorsport team to ride along side Britain’s Leon Haslam on a CBR1000RR Fireblade.

Following the news at the end of last year that Kawasaki were pulling out of MotoGP with immediate effect, Hopkins has been sidelined and originally stated that he wouldn’t consider a switch to WSB.

The ride in the Stiggy Honda Motorsports team has become available following Haslam’s current team-mate Roberto Rolfo dislocating his shoulder.

The Italian struggled at last weeks Parkalgar test in Portugal and remains unfit to ride leading to speculation that Hopkins will be joining the team.