British Superbike - Season Finale This Weekend
Posted 04 October 2011 - 07:40 PM
Hopper had many highs and lows this season. He won quite a few races at tracks that he's never seen before, took pole position at the Silverstone round of the World Superbike series setting a new lap record and finished an impressive 5th and 7th. He also had a wildcard ride on the Rizla Suzuki MotoGP bike at Brno, but, unfortunately, crashed and hurt his hand badly causing him to withdraw from the race and miss a few BSB races while recovering from hand surgery to repair the damage. He had to have a 2nd surgery to fix the remainder of the damage and still went on to take a win and a 3rd less than 2 weeks after surgery.
The final superbike events this weekend will be a triple header with 1 race on Saturday and 2 races on Sunday.
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Race 2, Hopper had electrical problems - had to pull of, turn the bike off and turn it back on. Fought back to finish in the points and held on to a 2 pt lead going into the last race. All he had to do was finish ahead of Hill.
He got a decent start and settled into 3rd behind Shakey, who left the field behind and go on to win, and Ellison. Going into the penultimate lap, Hill got past Hopper and was leading him at the white flag. I've been watching racing for many years and don't remember a more exciting last lap. 6 position changes and Tommy Hill eeked out Hopper by .006 seconds and win the championship. Was a great season for Hopper with many ups and downs, but, hats off to Tommy Hill for winning the championship.
Highlights from the 2011 BSB finale at Brands Hatch...
Posted 10 October 2011 - 11:43 AM