Oops! Even though Giovanni Blandina, one of FB Corse’s sponsors, confirmed the same news on his website, it seems we jumped the gun in announcing last week that John Hopkins had signed with the Italian team for the 2010 MotoGP season. While confirming that the former Kawasaki rider is in talks with FB Corse about a MotoGP project, his manager Bob Moore says that no deal has been signed and that Hopkins is still considering his options, including riding in the AMA Pro Road Racing series.
Our apologies. Next time we’ll hire our own translator for any Italian stories we come across.