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Old 05-02-2009, 10:52 AM   #1
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Zemke = Hopper

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American Formula Xtreme champion Jake Zemke is likely to replace injured Stiggy Honda rider John Hopkins in the Monza World Superbike race on May 10, MCN can reveal.

Zemke, who is riding for the Erion Honda team in the 2009 Pro Daytona SportBike class, will join British rider Leon Haslam after Hopkins suffered a dislocated hip in a huge practice crash at the Assen round last month.

Hopkins described the practice crash as the most painful of his life and he underwent surgery in California recently on the badly damaged hip.

Hopkins has targeted a return to action in his home race at the Miller Motorsport Park at the end of May, while the Swedish Stiggy Honda squad will confirm Zemke’s Monza appearance soon.

Zemke had planned to race in the Monza WSB round in 2008, replacing Italian Roberto Rolfo on a Ten Kate Honda CBR1000RR.

But problems with paperwork meant he was unable to take the ride.
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Good luck to both of them.
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I didn't realize he broke his femur.

From his blog:

Dr. Ting, Orthopedic Surgeon:

" John suffered a posterior fracture dislocation of his left hip. When he arrived here in Fremont on Sunday, we did a CT scan which showed us the fracture of his femur. He was taking into the operating room on Monday morning where his fractures in the hip joint and pelvis were fixed with five solvable screws. John already walked out of the hospital on crutches, and will start training again within 2 weeks. I expect his full recovery to take up to 6 weeks, but with John anything is possible".
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My son had that same injury. Pain is an understatement..
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Hope Zemke impresses, another rider I'd like to see on the world stage
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Zemke should be plug and play on that machine. That said, he'll get eaten alive.
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I've always been a fan of Zemke and never really could figure out why it took so much for him to finally get a fair shake from American Honda... once finally did it was the demise of that machine in the championship.

I hope he does well, but it would be a miracle for him to have a great showing in that field.
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