Mar 12, 2009
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Former MotoGP racer John Hopkins has broken his management-recommended silence by making his first public comment since Kawasaki announced earlier this year that it was immediately pulling its team out of the 2009 FIM MotoGP World Championship.
Hopkins had another year remaining on his two-year contract with Kawasaki.
After not speaking publicly for over two months, Hopkins made the following post on his website () on March 9:
WHATS UP! Its Hopper!!!!
Hey everyone.... I just wanted to put a quick post to tell you something you all already know.... I read my website every single day as you guys keep me going, and I enjoy hearing how everyone is doing. I have been under STRICT instruction from my management not to comment on anything or talk of any plans from here. I notice that someone got a little emotional for me not updating and keeping everybody informed, but I will give you my word right here and now "I promise you all, as payback for your support, as soon as I get the go ahead on what I can do and say this page will have the first press release from myself!". It seems that anything I say can be twisted or minipulated in the media, so I am choosing to not say much to avoid any confliction or drama. I appreciate all of you that support me, you are true die hards and thats awesome. All I will say is, you are all in for big treat!!!!! As always, THANK YOU ...