Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Road Racer X: In conversation with John Hopkins

John Hopkins may be moving to Kawasaki next year, but for now, his loyalties are definitely with Suzuki...

Hopkins got his first MotoGP podium finish this year. Could he be gunning for the world championship in 2009?

Last month, we had reported that Rizla Suzuki rider John Hopkins would be moving to Kawasaki for the 2008 MotoGP season. Now, Road Racer X have done an interview with him, where The Hopper talks about MotoGP in the US, the offers he had for next year, and his loyalty for Suzuki.

In the interview, Hopkins also makes it clear that he's dead serious about winning the crown. He says, 'My ultimate goal is to be a MotoGP World Champion.' Hopkins also claims he's a bit old fashioned and says, 'I remember watching Barry Sheene and everyone. They had all the girls and all the champagne and they were all over the place. That’s cool. I’m a little old fashioned, but it’s all good.'

Get the full interview on the Road Racer X website here. And go here to see what Kevin Schwantz has to say about Hopkins' move to Kawasaki.

Also see:
The 2007 MotoGP season race reports, with hi-res MotoGP wallpaper
Nicky Hayden: From MotoGP to scooter development...?
Remembering no.34, Kevin Schwantz!
K1000RS: All-new superbike from BMW next year?
Rainey days: The mighty Yamaha YZR500
Loris Capirossi to move to Rizla Suzuki next year?

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