New to motogp.com?Register here

Tickets purchase
VideoPass purchase

Hopkins: "Rossi won't have it so easy this year"

Hopkins: 'Rossi won't have it so easy this year'

Hopkins: "Rossi won't have it so easy this year"

Suzuki rider John Hopkins has every reason to be confident of a successful 2006 after his strong recent form in preseason, and he issued a warning to World Champion Valentino Rossi in an exclusive interview with motogp.com.

"Even Rossi himself isn't going to have it so easy this season. It's going to be very competitive with all the young guys coming through," said Hopkins, speaking at the British media presentation in London on Wednesday.

The half-British rider also took time to analyse Bridgestone's work with the team, Chris Vermeulen's addition and his favourite Grands Prix of the 17 race season.

Tags:
MotoGP, 2006, John Hopkins, Valentino Rossi

Other updates you may be interested in ›