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John Hopkins (motorcycle racer)

John Hopkins (motorcycle racer)
NameJohn Hopkins
NationalityAmerican
Birth DateMay 22, 1983(age 32)
Birth PlaceRamona, California
Current TeamSamsung Crescent Suzuki
Bike Number21
MotoGP Active Years2002 2008, 2011
MotoGP ManufacturersYamaha, Suzuki, Kawasaki
MotoGP Championships0
MotoGP Race Starts112
MotoGP Race Wins0
MotoGP Podiums4
MotoGP Poles1
MotoGP Fastest Laps2
MotoGP Total Points563
MotoGP Last Season2008
MotoGP Last Position16th (57 pts)
SBK Active Years 
SBK ManufacturersHonda
SBK Race Starts7
SBK Race Wins0
SBK Podiums0
SBK Poles0
SBK Fastest Laps0
SBK Total Points17

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John "Hopper" Hopkins (c-eniconˈdʒɒn_ˈhɒpkɪnz; born May 22, 1983) is an American motorcycle racer currently racing in the British Superbike Championship (BSB). Hopkins has raced previously in MotoGP, AMA Superbike Championship, and Superbike World Championship. He first raced in MotoGP in 2002 for the Red Bull Yamaha WCM team on a two-stroke 500 cc bike, and joined the factory Suzuki squad a year later, for a five-year spell. He raced for the Kawasaki MotoGP team in 2008, but they dropped him for 2009 due to the global economic crisis and the company's uncompetitive showings.

He was born in Ramona, California to English parents.


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