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John Hopkins   » rider bio

Birth place Ramona, California
Hometown Miami, Florida
Height 5-10
Weight 140
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John Hopkins

Career Highlights

2010 - Hopkins eared fifth place finishes in Race Two at Auto Club and both Road Atlanta rounds before undergoing wrist surgery.

2009 - 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.

2008 - Finished 16th in MotoGP after sustaining injuries in a crash at Assen. Raced for Factory Kawasaki.

2007 - Ended his sixth MotoGP season in fourth place in the point standings, earning a podium finish in China.

2006 - 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.

2005 - Competed for Suzuki in MotoGP. Briefly led the Donington race and finished fifth in Japan, finishing 14th in the point standings.

2004 - 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.

2002 - Joined the Red Bull Yamaha team and raced a two-stroke machine against many four-strokes in his first year of MotoGP racing.

2001 - Hopkins won the AMA Formula Xtreme title for Team Valvoline Suzuki.

2000 - Won the AMA 750 Supersport title for Team Valvoline Suzuki.


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