John Hopkins, in a recent video posted on his personal website (not for the weak-stomached), has declared that he is uncertain where he will land for the 2010 racing season. With things at Stiggy Honda beginning to look bleak, it seems clear that the team will be unable to afford both Leon Haslam and John Hopkins next year. Haslam is rumored to be headed fro Alstate Suzuki, while Hopper has been keen on getting back into MotoGP.
With rides in MotoGP dwindling, Hopkins’ only hope seems to reside in the new addition of FB Corse. Looking to snag up the talented American, FB Corse has stated that they are “aiming for John Hopkins and we want only him, so he can develop the bike just like he wants.” With that, FB Corse seems to have put all their eggs in one basket, pursuring Hopkins.
FB Corse has obtained an exemption from Dorna that pardons them from the winter testing restrictions. The team is expected to test this winter at the Vallelunga track as early as this November. We expect the FB Corse team to be presented the 12th of November at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan.
Source: Two Wheels Blog