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Crescent Suzuki to wildcard at WSBK Silverstone round

Crescent Suzuki is going to wildcard at the World Superbike round at Silverstone at the end of this month.
The British Superbike team that fields John Hopkins and Jon Kirkham in the series, who are currently 2nd and 7th in the standings after the rain disrupted Oulton Park round, will get their chance to go toe to toe with some of the best Superbike riders in the world.

For Hopkins it will be a return to WSBK paddock after his 2009 period with the now defunct Stiggy Honda team and injury packed season in the series.
For the Anglo-American rider it will also be a very intense riding schedule; WSBK’s from July 29th to 31st, BSB at Brands Hatch August 5th to 7th, a MotoGP wildcard ride with Rizla Suzuki at Brno August 12th to 14th and then back to Cadwell Park, August 27th to 29th.

Crescent Suzuki’s team manager Jack Valentine regarding the WSBK wildcard partecipation said: “This is a kind of busman’s holiday.
Taking a break from racing by going racing.
But seriously, taking a one-off ride in the WSB series is a great way for our riders to further develop their bikes and practice some race craft without the pressures of the championship they’re in – and at the same time giving the fans and sponsors an extra run-out.

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