Zemke fills in for Hopper at Monza
American Jake Zemke will replace Stiggy Racings injured John Hopkins for the Monza World Superbike round. Zemke successfully participates in the AMA Formula Extreme Championship – where he took the title in 2008 – and will make his first appearance on the WSB stage with the Stiggy Racing Honda team in Monza.
” I am extremely excited to race for the Stiggy Racing Honda team this weekend. They have a first rate team and have had some excellent results. I would like to wish Hopper a quick recovery and thank him and the team for the opportunity to make my first World Superbike start. I also have to thank my current team, Erion Honda and my sponsors for their support.
The WSBK Championship is the most competitive championship there is, and making my start in the series is the next step in my career. I have been succesful racing on America, but am really looking forward to joining the World Superbike paddock. The field is very fast and deep. The Monza track has a deep history of racing, and I know how passionate the Italian people are about racing. I know the odds will be against us, learning a new bike, new track, new tires, but I will give it my all at Monza for the Stiggy Racing Honda team ”