MotoGP: John Hopkins - I will be world champion

Anglo-American has big plans for Kawasaki move


The Hopper...one to watch, he reckons

ANGLO-AMERICAN John Hopkins believes he can become MotoGP world champion in the next few seasons.

Speaking to Malaysian newspaper The New Straits Times Hopkins, 24, says he's enjoying his best season since making 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 said:

"I would like to be a world champion one day, I would not be racing otherwise. I'm moving on to a new team next season and hope to take it from there."