Fixi Suzuki's John Hopkins will ride at the Miller Motorsport Park World Superbike round weekend after being declared fit my medics following a battery of tests in California.
The Anglo-American missed last weekend's Donington extravaganza after a highside at Monza left him with a broken bone in his foot and internal hip damage. A consultation with specialists and a day of being poked and prodded has revealed no long-term damage although Hopkins will be given a shed-load of painkillers before he gets on the bike.
“I was so disappointed to miss Donington Park, where I’m sure I could have been in that crazy fight for the win! It’s been a really rough ride physically over recent times, and there were some real worries over the hip condition, but I know I have a lot more to give and that my luck has to change for the better. The team, my family and close friends have been really supportive and I just want to get back into what I know I can do best," said Hopkins.
“I am fully committed to racing at Miller and I will be doing everything possible from now and up to the race weekend, to ensure that I do whatever I can to get the best result possible for FIXI Crescent Suzuki, me and everyone involved. It won’t be easy, so I plan to take it step-by-step, enjoy the riding and build back into it.”