John Hopkins, former MotoGP Rider, joins World Superbike on Stiggy Racing Honda.
John Hopkins will become the second American rider in this year's Superbike World Championship when he lines up for the Stiggy Racing Honda team at the third round in Valencia on April 5th.
Hopkins, who was due to race for the Kawasaki MotoGP team this season before the change in the Japanese manufacturer's plans at the start of the year, replaces Italian Roberto Rolfo alongside Leon Haslam in the Swedish-based team.
The 25 year-old from Ramona in southern California finished fourth in the 2007 MotoGP championship with four podiums to his name on a factory Suzuki, before joining Kawasaki in 2008.
Hopkins is now fully focused on the rest of the 2009 season and is looking forward to making his World Superbike debut in Valencia.