Confirmed: Hopkins to replace Brookes at Tyco Suzuki

Posted: 29 Oct 2013

Hopkins is to return to BSB with Suzuki

As we reported earlier, Tyco Suzuki have announced John “Hopper” Hopkins is to spearhead their British Superbike Championship challenge in 2014.

Former MotoGP rider, Hopkins, returns after a one year sabbatical to recover from an injury-filled 2012 season with Crescent Suzuki in World Superbikes. The Anglo-American finished runner up in the 2011 British Superbike title chase to Tommy Hill and will replace Josh Brookes in the Irish outfit, with the Aussie expected to make a move to Milwaukee Yamaha.

Hopkins comments: “I’m really excited to be coming back to British Superbike in 2014 and delighted to be joining Tyco Suzuki. It’s been a long year away from racing getting my body healthy. I’m feeling good and I’ve also become a brand new dad. I feel better than I have done in a lot of years and I’m really excited to be getting back out on track, especially on the Suzuki GSX-R1000.”

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