Josh Brookes will arrive at Phillip Island to replace John Hopkins
Josh Brookes will arrive at Phillip Island to replace John Hopkins

It was certainly a most logical move. After yesterday John Hopkins confirmed to have fractured a bone in his right hand the team was running out of its great card for the first round of the Superbike championship. But, as you know, the Crescent Suzuki is a team that came directly from British Superbikes where the relationship between one and the other is enviable. So yesterday, knowing that having an empty spot in the race is a waste of time and money for the team, we all came to the same conclusion when looking for a possible replacement. What rider has experience on the circuit, with the motorcycle, knows Phillip Neal and is also on vacation until April?

Indeed, Josh brookes. The Australian does not have any serious commitments until early April when the first BSB race takes place at Brands Hatch. He is also a guy who keeps very good memories of Phillip Island because there he became known to half the world. It was in 2004 when he arrived on the grid of the Supersport World Championship as a wildcar and, like a certain Japanese talent, he arrived and kissed the saint when he took victory. On this occasion Joshua will also have a well-known and competitive motorcycle and we are not surprised if he ends up giving the surprise because this boy is not exactly one-armed.

Upon John hopkins We also received news yesterday. According to John, he will be traveling today to see his doctor but everything seems to point to will be off the track for at least six weeks.

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