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Hopkins moves to AMA Superbikes

John Hopkins to compete in the AMA Superbike Championship for the 2010 season after possible MotoGP deal ends
Having been linked to a move to MotoGP with FB Corse before the deal was terminated last week, John Hopkins has now confirmed that he will switch to AMA Superbikes for the 2010 season.

Hopkins has signed with Team Hammer – which will race as M4 Monster Suzuki this season – and will ride alongside Daytona Superbike ace Martin Cadenas.

"I'm really excited to be working with the team and team owner John Ulrich again,” Hopkins, who raced for the team earlier in his career, said. “We had a lot of success when I raced with them at the beginning of my career and I'd like to thank Monster, M4 and all the rest of our sponsors for making it happen. I'm also happy to be back on a Suzuki motorcycle again. I'm feeling healthier than I have in a long time. I think my fitness level is up there with the way it was in 2007 and I'm looking forward to getting out there on the track and enjoying racing again. 



"I have the chance to ride the bike a little bit today at a Fastrack Riders track day at Fontana and I'm really pleased. It is just a shakedown test but the bike feels really comfortable to me. My goals are to learn the bike and the tracks, have a healthy season, perform to the best of my ability, and see where that leaves us in the championship. I'm really happy to have a ride with a great team and be healthy again and I'm looking forward to having a good season." 



Team boss Ulrich said he was delighted to welcome Hopkins back to the team.

"I have full confidence in John Hopkins and his abilities,” he said. “I really enjoyed working with John before and I'm really looking forward to working with him again. There is no doubt in my mind that he knows how to ride a motorcycle and now aged 26 he's got seven years of Grand Prix experience under his belt.

“With the combination of Martin Cardenas and John Hopkins on M4 Suzukis, we have an exciting opportunity to make great things happen in 2010." 





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wow - Unregistered

February 02, 2010 9:58 AM

"What a loser. Nevermind scraping the barrel John boy, just you dive right thru the bottom. Thats one giant step to oblivion. He must still be paying off those fine teeth of his. RIP Johnnie Hopkin$ never has $O much been wasted on $O little talent " Wow, this site really does attract some idiotic *****s doesn't it? It's an embarrassment sometimes! Good luck Hopper



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