John Hopkins Motorcycle Racing News The American John Hopkins, known for his long history of..
Things were looking good for John Hopkins heading into Saturday’s third and final MotoGP practice session at Brno.
The Wildcard Rizla Suzuki rider posted times within the top 10 on Friday, showing his competitive edge in MotoGP, a series he competed in from 2002-2008.
The man who’s been completely unstoppable so far in the 2011 MotoGP Championship is no doubt Repsol Honda’s Casey Stoner.
Except for a DNF due to the now famous crash at Jerez with Ducati Team’s Valentino Rossi, the Australian Stoner has been on the podium in every round, including five wins.
2011 Snetterton British Superbike
For the first time in British Superbike history, and American will start from the pole. Samsung Crescent Suzuki’s John Hopkins put on an amazing performance Saturday at Snetterton, Round 6 of the 2011 British Superbike Championship, taking the top spot, having over a second on the man starting second, Swan Yamaha’s Tommy Hill.
2011 British Superbike
The British Superbike Championship heads to Thruxton this weekend, with the race occurring on Bank Holiday Monday.
Up top, only three points separate the leader, HM Plant Honda’s Shane Byrne, from the American John Hopkins on the Samsung Crescent Suzuki GSX-R1000.
John Hopkins has signed to race the 2010 AMA Pro Superbike season with Team Hammer, which will race as M4 Monster Suzuki. He will race American Superbike in 2010, joining the team’s Daytona SportBike ace Martin Cardenas in a two-rider assault for the championship-winning team that first began racing in 1980.
Both Hopkins and Cardenas have Grand Prix experience and the M4 Monster Suzuki team looks to present its most aggressive challenge yet in AMA Pro Racing. While both racers already have garnered a remarkable amount of experience, they’re just now entering the prime of their careers.