Healed from older injuries, the 30-year-old Hopkins will make is way back to the British Superbike Championship for 2014 aboard the Tyco Suzuki TAS Racing GSX-R 1000, an outfit based out of Northern Ireland.Before his year off, Hopkins raced with Crescent Suzuki in British Superbike, finishing runner-up that year. He lost the season title by a mere six-tenths of a second to Yamaha’s Tommy Hill.John Hopkins (Tyco Suzuki GSX-R 1000) says: “I’m really excited to be coming back to British Superbike in 2014 and delighted to be joining Tyco Suzuki. It’s been a long year away from racing getting my body healthy. I’m feeling good and I’ve also become a brand-new dad. I feel better than I have done in a lot of years and I’m really excited to be getting back out on track; especially on the Suzuki GSX-R1000.“I really feel like I’ve got a point to prove in the British Superbike Championship, so as I say; I can’t wait to get out there on track and do some riding.”Philip Neill (Tyco Suzuki Team Manager) says: “Hopper really was the man we wanted for 2014 and we are excited to announce this agreement. John has been a part of the Suzuki family for many years and having him back on a GSX-R1000 next year provides a shot of motivation to everyone at Suzuki GB, our title sponsor Tyco Security Products; and indeed all our crew members at TAS Racing.“BSB is such a high-profile championship and produces some of the best racing in the world, and I sincerely hope the return of John Hopkins is positive news for all the BSB fans. From a Tyco Suzuki point of view, we simply can’t wait to start the new season.”Tyco Suzuki will announce further riders soon.