Hopkins, the one tie I met and raced him, he was just another guy in the garages. I wonder if he were to have the exact type of season and results as Nicky did last year, would there be the same amount of love & hate?
I would enjoy watching him score a few wins this year...I like his balls. That sounded bad but i had to leave it in there for a laugh at my own sake....lets rephrase...he has some guts!
chances of him winning a race this season are more like 85% if not higher in my opinion, he's got the zook sorted, it's just those front runners he'll have to muscle through (very possible, he's tussled with rossi before)
In the active MotoGP field, there have been twenty one riders race this year.
-Thirteen have won races in the MotoGP/500GP championship series.
-Of the remaining eight riders, five have multiple wins in either WSBK, 125, or 250.
-Of the remaining three, two are on B-squad privateer teams with little chance to win. One of these is a rookie as well, but has already led a GP this year.
-There is only a single rider without a win in any major series ever in his career, now with several years of experience and continuity on his team. His ride is also one of ten full-factory rides, where he gets the best his manufacturer can produce.
The Suzuki at Le Mans was within 1kmh of the Ducati top speed, they also have what appear to presently be the best tyres. If Hoppers actually has the "x" factor that makes a winner then surely this season it must happen?
We all know he is a hell of a rider? But with a package like he has right now it really is time for him to be fighting for wins.:twocents
Not as cool as Turbo's antique Kawi build, but I am building an IROC-ZX-10R :D
Parts have been arriving slowly over the last month so over the weekend I got busy and it's starting to look like a proper racebike.
Brembo MC with Triple Tree Pinch bolt reservoir mount
+ Spiegler lines...
I once met someone who had some limited involvement with Hailwood's 1978 Ducati. He had worked at Sports Motorcycles at the time, Sports Motorcycles in Manchester being the entrant for Hailwood's bike at the Isle of Man.
Hailwood's bike used non-standard crankcases. If you look at pictures of...
No I'm not totally gone from this place. I've been real busy lately (or is it trying to stay busy since quiting the race scene ). Well I have managed to do that by messing around with my DRZ400 & my old crusty V-Strom, spent a shiny nickel on both in the last few weeks. Both rides have come...
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