Alvaro Bautista crashed and broke his leg and he was substituted by John Hopkins at Jerez the last time out. Hopkins rode a sensible race to finish tenth on the Suzuki GSV-R which has never been a great performer. This year Suzuki brought down its involvement in MotoGPand World Superbikes to one bike each. Bautista is therefore their sole rider this year. Hopkins was belatedly made a reserve, but now there is a problem with him as well. He has been contracted to Suzuki to ride in the British Superbike Series in preparation for a possible return with Suzuki to MotoGP when engine regulations change. That means that he will not be available as a substitute for Bautista. And Bautista is keen to get back on the bike so that he does not lose out on a career in MotoGP. Hence he is supposedly working on a return to get back on the bike for the next race which will be in Estoril, Portugal on the first weekend of May. However, Kevin Schwantz the legend who always rode a Suzuki believes that Bautista should not get back on the Suzuki till such time that he is 100% fit.