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|Birth place||Ramona, California|
Hopkins eared fifth place finishes in Race Two at Auto Club and both Road Atlanta rounds before undergoing wrist surgery.
After Kawasaki withdrew from MotoGP, Hopkins raced for Stiggy Racing Honda in World Superbike. Injuries slowed his charge and he missed much of the year.
Finished 16th in MotoGP after sustaining injuries in a crash at
Assen. Raced for Factory Kawasaki.
Ended his sixth MotoGP season
in fourth place in the point standings, earning a podium finish in
Finished tenth overall in the point standings in his fifth
MotoGP season and earned a pole in China. His best results were fourth
place finishes in China and Catalunya. Raced for Rizla Suzuki.
Competed for Suzuki in MotoGP. Briefly led the Donington race and
finished fifth in Japan, finishing 14th in the point standings.
In his second MotoGP season with Suzuki, machine issues held Hopkins
back. Qualified on the front row at Motegi.
2003 - Was drafted for the Suzuki factory team in MotoGP. Although bike issues hurt him in the points standings, he beat veteran teammate and former World Champion Kenny Roberts, Jr.
Joined the Red Bull Yamaha team and raced a
two-stroke machine against many four-strokes in his first year of MotoGP
2001 - Hopkins won the AMA Formula Xtreme title for Team Valvoline Suzuki.
2000 - Won the AMA 750 Supersport title for Team Valvoline Suzuki.