Hopkins to go to BSB!

Rizla Suzuki's John Hopkins is coming to BSB

RIZLA Suzuki MotoGP rider, John Hopkins will be making a guest appearance at this weekend's final British Superbike Championship round at Brands Hatch.

John 'Hopper' Hopkins will demonstrate the awesome power and noise of his Rizla Suzuki GSV-R990 around the famous GP circuit as a treat for all the BSB fans.

The GSV-R will be the most powerful motorcycle ever to circulate this historic track and could - in theory - set a new lap-record, but Rizla Suzuki say Hopkins will just be enjoying displaying the bike's potential to the watching crowd.

Not according to our inside source at Brands.

Allegedly Hopkins is going to go for the outright lap record. When Visordown asked our source if Hopkins had ever lapped Brands, the answer was no. So naturally our next question was "Is he going to get any practice in". The answer? "Yes, he's going to have from ten to three on Saturday, to three". So, 10 minutes then. We've got a fiver on a highside at the exit of Paddock Hill Bend..

Hopkins will be joining Rizla's British Superbike team for the first of two runs onboard his GSV-R at 11.50GMT on Saturday 30th September. He will then give race-day fans another look and listen of the bike on Sunday 1st October 14.15GMT, as he blasts his GSV-R around the picturesque British circuit.

Hopkins is currently ninth in the MotoGP World Championship table with two races remaining and he will next be in action alongside team-mate Chris Vermeulen at Estoril in Portugal, on Sunday 15th October.

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