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California dreaming - Hopkins aims for Laguna win

California dreaming - Hopkins aims for Laguna win

Rizla Suzuki's Anglo-American rider John Hopkins is back on home territory for this weekend's Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix at Laguna Seca in California.

Rizla Suzuki's Anglo-American rider John Hopkins is back on home territory for this weekend's Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix at Laguna Seca in California.

Hopkins is currently experiencing the most consistent run of good form in his MotoGP career and following last week's announcement that he will join Kawasaki for the 2008 season he goes into the 11th round of the World Championship, on home soil, fourth in the general classification – but still in search of his first Grand Prix victory.

The popular 24 year-old can be assured of great support from the Californian crowd as he returns to the State where he was born and raised – and with his friends and family cheering him on from the stands he will aim to use hometown knowledge to his advantage over the 32-lap race.

Buzzing with anticipation before his biggest weekend of the year, ‘Hopper' commented: "I can't wait to get to Laguna; it is great to be coming home to race. I love racing here and it always feels special to me. All my family and friends are here and the American fans get to see a MotoGP for the only time this year in their country. It is a great track to race on and hopefully we can give a good showing on the Rizla Suzuki and try and stand on top of the box!"

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MotoGP, 2007, RED BULL U.S. GRAND PRIX, John Hopkins

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