Hopkins...aims to stuff team mate in Sunday's raceRIZLA SUZUKI'S John Hopkins says he wants to beat team mate Chris Vermeulen in this weekend's Australian Grand Prix at Philip Island.The Anglo-American was beaten by Vermeulen at Laguna Seca earlier
Rizla Suzuki MotoGP racer John Hopkins will start his final race with the Suzuki Factory Team from the third row of the grid tomorrow, after qualifying in seventh place at Valencia this afternoon.Hopkins (1'32.165, 26 laps) will be looking for one
Visordown's Tim Skilton took time out with Kawasaki MotoGP racer John Hopkins at the NEC Bike Show, to find out how he's getting on with his new Kawasaki and the future of MotoGPSo John, 2007 has been a great year for you and Suzuki, you've had
his debut in 2002. The Rizla Suzuki rider lies fourth in the current standings on 150 points.Hopkins has yet to win a GP but said it is only a matter of time before he gets one under his belt, when he moves to Kawasaki's factory team next season. He
, despite falling at one point but the diminutive Spaniard was unhurt and rejoined the session on his spare bike. Despite a herioc effort Pedrosa couldn't match either Rossi or Hopkins.Rossi's fastest lap time was almost 1.5 seconds outside his existing 2006
(USA) Yamaha 12 S Nakano (JPN) Honda 13 S Guintoli (FRA) Yamaha 14 C Checa (ESP) Honda LCR 15 J Hopkins (USA) Suzuki 16 C Davies (GBR) Ducati
Suzuki 2' 02.698"6) Colin Edwards Yamaha 2' 02.800"7) Anthony West Kawasaki 2' 02.831"8) Nicky Hayden Honda 2' 03.093"9) Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 2' 04.021"10) James Toseland Yamaha 2' 04.278"
Capirossi (ITA) Ducati 1:22.914 7 J Hopkins (USA) Suzuki 1:22.933 8 C Edwards (USA) Yamaha 1:22.943 9 S Nakano (JPN) Honda 1:23.006 10 M Melandri (ITA) Honda 1:23.018 11 M Tamada (JPN) Yamaha 1:23.036 12 A West (AUS) Kawasaki 1:23.091 13 R De Puniet
practice when Guitoli clocked a 1:58.362 lap of the 5.4km circuit.Ducati mounted Stoner settled for second spot, ahead of Suzuki's John Hopkins. Valentino Rossi, who trails Stoner by 44 points in the champioship clocked up the sixth fastest time.
that stops the 220bhp bike from going ballistic when you wind the throttle wide open and dump the clutch.A slightly embarrassed looking John Hopkins finds himself wishing he'd just headed back to the pits.Let's hope Pedro's not TPFT...
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