Dunno really - looks like he has retired in office. His performance now is more like when he first went to WSB, then he seemed to get his act together and won so may races on the trot last year - and now its all evaporated again. Perhaps there is a new woman in his life or something simple like that, I don't know.
Who knows. We know the bike is capable of winning and the only difference between his and the Infostrada machines is BBoz's Dunlops, but Hodgson is going fine with the tires and, as much as I respect Hodgson, I don't think he's half the rider Ben is. It must be a problem with motivation. He knows the tracks, the tires, the bike and the team. What's left?