MCN have a report on their website which says Rizla Suzuki rider John Hopkins has signed a contract with Kawasaki and will race a Ninja ZX-RR in the 2008 MotoGP season. An official announcement is expected during the German GP at the Sachsenring this Sunday.
2007 is Hopkins’ fifth year with Suzuki in MotoGP and the 24-year-old has been doing reasonably well this year – he’s currently fourth in the MotoGP world championship standings. While Hopkins is said to have already informed Suzuki of his decision to move, Kawasaki spokespeople have refused to comment.
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