Bad fortune continues to follow John Hopkins, as the Anglo-American rider broke his hand today during a high-speed crash at the Phillip Island World Superbike test. Again breaking his right hand, Hopkins tweeted the following after the incident: “Well I’m absolutely devastated to announce that after a high speed crash I’ve broke a bone in my R/ hand ! Severity is yet to be determined.” Hopper would continue, saying that he would fly back to the United States today, where he will have his hand examined and treated.
Barring a medical miracle and a titan’s amount of mental determination, Hopkins’ participation in World Superbike’s opening round at Phillip Island is in serious doubt. Campaigning in WSBK with Paul Denning’s Crescent Fixi Suzuki Racing Team, Hopkins has been progressing steadily on his arduous return to the MotoGP Championship. Racing for redemption, the former-MotoGP/WSBK/AMA/BSB Championship racer has overcome many setbacks in the past few years, with injuries to his right hand being one of the primary hurdles he has had to overcome. No one said it would be easy Hopper.
Source: John Hopkins (Twitter)