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Kawasaki's John Hopkins will undergo intensive treatment on his damaged rib  ahead of tomorrow's MotoGP test session at Misano.

The Anglo-American rider has a disastrous weekend in Italy, missing the whole of Friday free practice after aggravating a rib injury. Rumour in the paddock said Hopper was having personal problems, but nothing has yet come to light.

"This weekend has been frustratingly tough for us. Having aggravated the injury to my rib we missed two sessions and basically ran out of time to set the bike up," said Hopkins.


"We got a good start to the race, but I was suffering with quite a lot of discomfort from the injury and I just couldn't push as hard as I wanted to. We're struggling with a few problems with the front-end feeling, but again, that's simply down to a lack of track time.

"All of the other Bridgestone riders are on a different specification tyre, and this is something we need time to test as I think it will make a big difference for us.

"I'm having some intense treatment overnight and hopefully we can get plenty of laps under our belt tomorrow to put us in better stead for my home race in Indianapolis."

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