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I didn't know Hopkins was out of Motogp until I saw the WBSK Valencia. What the??? What happened?
 

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Kawasaki pulled out of MotoGP, then back in, but with a single bike, and chose Melandri. It happened so late that all rides in MotoGP were spoken for.
 

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I thought he did well in race 1. Finishing 11th in that field, on unfamiliar tires and bike is pretty freakin good.
 

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I'd say that he is "done" in MotoGP.

He was brought in very young and never came through on the potential that got him there. I think that is more due to the fact that he never had a competitive ride than lack of talent. As MotoGP moves forward they will be looking at up and coming 125/250 riders, not guys like Hopper who had their chance and lost their ride due to team issues.

Moving forward I think he will become a star in WSBK, or return to the US and dominate here.
 
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