Hopkins, the Californian, posted a fast lap of 1:24.190 during SBK qualifying, placing him fourth in the session and just 0.208 seconds off of the Superbike provisional pole.John Hopkins"Today wasn’t too bad at all — we had a good run. We changed a lot of set-up from practice to qualifying and we actually hit it right on the dot. The bike I went out with on the last time, I don’t think we’re going to change anything going into tomorrow. I felt really confident on it.""I went out, put in the fast time, and then I actually did what I hate people to do, which is be a leach. I followed a few people because the bike was great and I just wanted to see where I needed to improve. I followed some guys to get an idea of where I could make up some time."I think we’ve got a good baseline going into tomorrow and I’d say we’re in pretty good shape for sure."
AMA Pro American SuperBike: 1. Aaron Yates (Suzuki GSX-R1000), 1:23.982; 2. Tommy Hayden (Suzuki GSX-R1000), 1:24.133; 3. Larry Pegram (Ducati 1098R), 1:24.150; 4. John Hopkins (Suzuki GSX-R1000), 1:24.190; 5. Blake Young (Suzuki GSX-1000R), 1:24.227; 6. Josh Hayes (Yamaha YZF-R1), 1:24.360; 7. Jake Holden (Honda CBR1000RR), 1:24.392; 8. Ben Bostrom (Yamaha YZF-R1), 1:24.791; 9. Jake Zemke (Suzuki GSX-R1000), 1:25.228; 10. Chris Ulrich (Suzuki GSX-R1000), 1:25.270.