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John Hopkins will ride a Stiggy Honda CBR1000RR for the rest of the '09 WSBK season. Hopkins was a casualty of Kawasaki's failed attempt to pull out of MotoGP even though they were contractually obligated to race the series.

Hopkins will be on the grid for the next WSBK race at Valencia.
 

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Press Release on Superbike Planet said:
John Hopkins will ride a Stiggy Honda CBR1000RR for the rest of the '09 WSBK season. Hopkins was a casualty of Kawasaki's failed attempt to pull out of MotoGP even though they were contractually obligated to race the series.

Hopkins will be on the grid for the next WSBK race at Valencia.
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Why is it that you seem to think that since this is "just a message board", that common courtesy, rules, and general ethics don't apply?
Why do you assume to know what I think?

Yes I was a little lazy because I didn't state "this RUMOR (it wont be a press release like you stated until it comes from Hopkins, Stiggy or their managers) was posted on Superbike planet". I'm sure you've never posted anything on this or another site without proper credit. For instance the picture in your avatar, is it you? Did you take the picture? Did you credit the photographer, how about the rider? If you want to be the general ethics police how about you NOT be a hypocrite and come on this or any other message board and be a ball busting bitch about it.
 

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Here is the official press release from John Hopkins website:

JOHN HOPKINS RACING IN VALENCIA’S WORLD SUPERBIKE CHAMPIONSHIP



Carlsbad, CA – March 19, 2009 – MotoGP star, John Hopkins, is set to race his Stiggy Honda CBR1000RR in the third stop of the World Superbike Championship in Valencia, Spain, on April 3rd-5th.


Hopkins was set to race in his second year of a two year contract with Kawasaki when the factory announced on January 9th they would no longer be participating in the MotoGP Championship Series. Since this decision, Hopkins has respectfully settled with Kawasaki. Hopkins finished on the podium four times in the 2007 MotoGP Championship en route to finishing fourth in the title chase on a factory Suzuki. He then moved to Kawasaki, but ended the 2008 championship in 16th place after suffering a myriad of injuries. He is now focused on the remaining 2009 season and excited to race in Valencia with his new team.



“Kawasaki and I worked it out where both parties left the relationship happy, and I am thankful to Kawasaki for letting me ride their bikes and race in their program. I’m excited about racing in the 2009 season and solely putting my focus on moving forward,” said Hopkins.



John Hopkins will continue to be sponsored by Monster Energy Drink, Alpinestars, Arai Helmets and Spy Optic.


http://www.johnhopkins21.com/News/JOHN-HOPKINS-OFFICIAL-PRESS-RELEASE/045FBFFFF000D1574001600B29AFE
 
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