If John Hopkins didn’t have his bad luck, the Anglo-American would have no luck at all. Crashing in the questionable conditions at Monza, the Crescent Fixi Suzuki rider injured himself at the Italian World Superbike round. Highsiding during the race, Hopper has broken his right foot and torn muscles in his left hip. Though the team hoped he would be able to ride at the British WSBK round at Donington Park, further tests and scans have shown his injuries to be far worse than originally thought.

Crescent Fixi Suzuki is expected to make a rider replacement announcement in the near future, though there has been no hint as to whom would take Hopper’s place. On the bright side for American WSBK fans, Hopper should recover in time for the Miller Motorsports Park round, which is set to race on Memorial Day Weekend (Monday, May 28th 2012). Hopefully Hopkins can bounce back from his injury, and stay healthy for the remainder of the season.

Source: Suzuki Racing