Hopkins to race in WSB Valencia round

Hopkins to race in WSB Valencia round

John Hopkins is to race his Honda CBR1000RR in Valencia's round of the World Superbike Championship on 5 April. The American rider, who lost his MotoGP ride following Kawasaki's withdrawal at the end of last season, will first hit the Spanish track on Friday 3 April for practice.
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  1. Wednesday 25 March 2009

  2. Hopkins to race in WSB Valencia round 11:15

    Hopkins to race in WSB Valencia round

    John Hopkins is to race his Honda CBR1000RR in Valencia's round of the World Superbike Championship on 5 April. The American rider, who lost his MotoGP ride…

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  3. Thursday 26 February 2009

  4. Kawasaki to start 2009 season with Melandri 15:49

    Kawasaki to start 2009 season with Melandri

    Kawasaki has announced that after constructive talks between Kawasaki, Dorna and other involved parties, a new one-rider team will participate in the 2009…

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  5. Friday 9 January 2009

  6. Official: Kawasaki pulls out of MotoGP 09:03

    Official: Kawasaki pulls out of MotoGP

    What has been rumoured for several weeks has been announced on Friday morning: The Kawasaki MotoGP team will pull out of the sport with immediate effect. The…

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  7. Wednesday 31 December 2008

  8. Hopkins waiting for Kawasaki's future 14:22

    Hopkins waiting for Kawasaki's future

    The Kawasaki MotoGP team might not line-up at the 2009 MotoGP grid. Reports from Japan suggest the team could announce its retirement from the highest level of…

    MotoGP
  9. Tuesday 16 December 2008

  10. Provisional 2009 entry list released 12:17

    Provisional 2009 entry list released

    The FIM have published next season's provisional entry list for the MotoGP World Championship. The 2008 world champion Valentino Rossi will continue to race…

    MotoGP
  11. Monday 8 December 2008

  12. Successful surgery for Hopkins 17:18

    Successful surgery for Hopkins

    Kawasaki's John Hopkins was in a buoyant mood and looking forward to a period of rest and recuperation after undergoing successful surgery at the Fremont…

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  13. Thursday 23 October 2008

  14. West hopes to return to MotoGP one day 12:36

    West hopes to return to MotoGP one day

    The Grand Prix weekend in Valencia will be a special one for Anthony West. West will make his last appearance for Kawasaki at the Spanish circuit. West, who was…

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  15. Sunday 14 September 2008

  16. Kawasaki confirms Melandri for 2009 18:42

    Kawasaki confirms Melandri for 2009

    Marco Melandri will join Anthony Hopkins at the Kawasaki Racing team in MotoGP next season. The Italian signed a two-year contract with the Japanese bike…

    MotoGP
  17. Wednesday 20 August 2008

  18. Melandri confirms Kawasaki move 18:37

    Melandri confirms Kawasaki move

    Marco Melandri has revealed that he will ride for Kawasaki next season, after his fruitless year with Ducati comes to an end. "I hope to get good results in…

    MotoGP
  19. Thursday 10 July 2008

  20. 'The Hacker' to debut at Laguna Seca 15:45

    'The Hacker' to debut at Laguna Seca

    AMA Superbike star, Jamie Hacking, will make his MotoGP debut in this year's USGP at Laguna Seca, after being drafted into the Kawasaki Racing Team as a…

    MotoGP
  21. Monday 7 July 2008

  22. Hopkins ruled out for two races 12:02

    Hopkins ruled out for two races

    Kawasaki rider John Hopkins will be unable to race at the Sachsenring and at Laguna Seca. The American broke his ankle in a crash at the Dutch Grand Prix and…

    MotoGP
  23. Friday 27 June 2008

  24. Broken ankle for Hopkins 16:29

    Broken ankle for Hopkins

    John Hopkins will be unable to race in Saturday's Dutch Grand Prix. The Kawasaki rider broke his ankle as he crashed out of Friday's qualifying session.…

    MotoGP
  25. Sunday 8 June 2008

  26. Injured Hopkins happy with top ten 20:02

    Injured Hopkins happy with top ten

    John Hopkins demonstrated true grit and determination today at the Grand Prix of Catalunya to bring his Ninja ZX-RR home in 10th position, despite carrying a…

    MotoGP
  27. Friday 30 May 2008

  28. Hopkins fastest on day one 18:44

    Hopkins fastest on day one

    Showers and overcast skies in Mugello meant that MotoGP practice for the Gran Premio d´Italia Alice got off to a stuttering start, with neither of the two…

    MotoGP
  29. Wednesday 28 May 2008

  30. Kawasaki optimistic for Mugello 16:17

    Kawasaki optimistic for Mugello

    After the frustrations of the French Grand Prix at Le Mans just over a week ago, Kawasaki's John Hopkins and Anthony West head this week for the Tuscan hills of…

    MotoGP
  31. Tuesday 25 March 2008

  32. Hopkins ready for Jerez despite injury 11:43

    Hopkins ready for Jerez despite injury

    Hopkins, while still not completely recovered from a muscular injury sustained in a crash in Australia in January, feels more than ready for another race…

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  33. Saturday 8 March 2008

  34. West fine after Friday's crash 11:57

    West fine after Friday's crash

    Kawasaki rider Anthony West managed to improve his times over the course of Friday evening's practices and put in his best time on his final lap of the second…

    MotoGP
  35. Friday 29 February 2008

  36. Hopkins back on track 10:19

    Hopkins back on track

    Kawasaki Racing Team rider, John Hopkins, took to the track on the 800cc Ninja ZX-RR despite still recovering from a groin injury sustained at Phillip Island in…

    MotoGP
  37. Friday 25 January 2008

  38. Kawasaki announce Monster partnership 12:17

    Kawasaki announce Monster partnership

    The Kawasaki Racing Team announced that it will be joining forces with the meanest energy drink on the planet, Monster Energy, for its assault on the 2008 and…

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  39. Wednesday 23 January 2008

  40. Hopkins getting comfortable on his Ninja ZX-RR 14:28

    Hopkins getting comfortable on his Ninja ZX-RR

    Kawasaki's John Hopkins continued to improve his lap time during the second day of testing at a blisteringly hot Sepang circuit. The Anglo-American was just…

    MotoGP
  41. Tuesday 22 January 2008

  42. West unhurt after crash 14:00

    West unhurt after crash

    Anthony West was one of the riders that fell of his bike on Tuesday while testing at Sepang for Kawasaki. On his last run of the day West lost the front going…

    MotoGP
  43. Tuesday 18 December 2007

  44. West doing well after surgery 16:09

    West doing well after surgery

    Kawasaki rider Anthony West has returned to Australia to recover from his surgery. He went under the knife for a surgery on his left wrist. The 26-year-old saw…

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  45. Monday 17 December 2007

  46. FIM announces provisional entry list 09:45

    FIM announces provisional entry list

    The Fédération Internationale de Motorcyclismem (FIM) announced the provisional entry list for the 2008 MotoGP season. Casey Stoner will be riding with a…

    MotoGP
  47. Friday 16 November 2007

  48. Hopkins finds feet to top Sepang test 15:28

    Hopkins finds feet to top Sepang test

    John Hopkins quickly found his feet in the Kawasaki team to set the pace on the second day of testing this week at Sepang, Malaysia. Hopkins lapped the circuit…

    MotoGP
  49. Wednesday 31 October 2007

  50. De Puniet aims podium finish in Valencia 11:04

    De Puniet aims podium finish in Valencia

    The final round on the 2007 MotoGP calendar marks the end of an ero for Randy de Puniet, who leaves Kawasaki for the Honda LCR team at the end of the year. De…

    MotoGP
  51. Saturday 20 October 2007

  52. Kawasaki claims second row 12:39

    Kawasaki claims second row

    Today's qualifying practice at Sepang ended with Kawasaki's Randy de Puniet heading up the second row with his team mate, Anthony West right behind him on the…

    MotoGP
  53. Friday 19 October 2007

  54. Puniet ahead of Stoner in second practice 10:13

    Puniet ahead of Stoner in second practice

    Kawasaki rider Randy de Puniet set the fastest time in Friday's second free practice session at Sepang. The Frenchman completed his fastest lap in 2m02.917.…

    MotoGP
  55. Wednesday 17 October 2007

  56. De Puniet looking forward to Malaysian Grand Prix 10:47

    De Puniet looking forward to Malaysian Grand Prix

    Randy de Puniet is confident for the upcoming Malaysian Grand Prix at the Sepang International Circuit. The Frenchman has always been reasonably fast at the…

    MotoGP
  57. Monday 8 October 2007

  58. West looking forward to home race 11:24

    West looking forward to home race

    MotoGP is heading to Phillip Island for round 16 on the 2007 MotoGP calendar. For Anthony West, this will be his home round. Hailing from Queensland's Gold…

    MotoGP
  59. Sunday 23 September 2007

  60. De Puniet enjoys superb second place 12:35

    De Puniet enjoys superb second place

    An elated Kawasaki Racing Team are today celebrating Randy de Puniet's superb second place at the Japanese Grand Prix at Motegi, after one of the most thrilling…

    MotoGP
  61. Friday 21 September 2007

  62. De Puniet doing well in Japan 16:03

    De Puniet doing well in Japan

    The A-Style Grand Prix of Japan started well for the Kawasaki Racing Team today as Randy de Puniet, Anthony West and Akira Yanagawa mounted their Ninja ZX-RR…

    MotoGP
  63. 15:03

    Yanagawa enjoys first day at Motegi

    Wild card rider, Akira Yanagawa, completed 28 laps on Friday over the two sessions on his Kawasaki ZX-RR and managed 19th place on the timesheets. Stunned by…

    MotoGP
  64. Saturday 15 September 2007

  65. Tough battle ahead of de Puniet 20:51

    Tough battle ahead of de Puniet

    Randy de Puniet was left disappointed with his final grid positions for tomorrow's Portuguese Grand Prix, after the Kawasaki rider struggled to find his form…

    MotoGP
  66. Friday 14 September 2007

  67. Steady start for De Puniet 19:53

    Steady start for De Puniet

    The Grand Prix in Estoril got underway today in sunny conditions. After both sessions, de Puniet claimed fifth place on the leader board with a fastest lap of…

    MotoGP
  68. Tuesday 11 September 2007

  69. West: Estoril should be better 11:30

    West: Estoril should be better

    West is steadily coming to grips with the advanced bike and tyre technology of MotoGP and is proving a strong team member and reliable, fast and consistent…

    MotoGP
  70. De Puniet expects to do well in Portugal 10:00

    De Puniet expects to do well in Portugal

    De Puniet will be determined to perform at the highest level after his crash at San Marino. After putting in some increasingly powerful performances this…

    MotoGP
  71. Thursday 30 August 2007

  72. Kawasaki extends West's contract 18:47

    Kawasaki extends West's contract

    The Kawasaki Racing Team confirmed their full rider line-up for the 2008 season today at Misano, with the announcement that 26-year-old Anthony West has been…

    MotoGP
  73. Monday 20 August 2007

  74. Yanagawa to join Kawasaki at Motegi 16:58

    Yanagawa to join Kawasaki at Motegi

    The Kawasaki Racing Team will field a third rider at the Japanese round of the MotoGP world championship next month. Current leader of the All Japan Superbike…

    MotoGP
  75. Monday 13 August 2007

  76. West hopes to keep the momentum going 16:14

    West hopes to keep the momentum going

    West has visited the Brno circuit on numerous occasions when he was riding in the 250cc class, including getting a fourth position in 2004, but this will be his…

    MotoGP
  77. De Puniet looking forward to Brno 16:11

    De Puniet looking forward to Brno

    Kawasaki rider Randy de Puniet is looking forward to the Czech Grand Prix. The Frenchman has good memories, having claimed no less than five top ten finishes…

    MotoGP
  78. Saturday 21 July 2007

  79. West struggling to learn the track 11:44

    West struggling to learn the track

    Anthony West set the 13th quickest time on combined times. Today was the first time the 26-year-old Australian had ridden at the Californian track and learning…

    MotoGP
  80. De Puniet fine after crash 11:29

    De Puniet fine after crash

    On combined times after the day's two sessions, de Puniet was classified 12th fastest. After clocking the highest top speed of the first practice with a…

    MotoGP
  81. Hayden jr. learning every lap 11:26

    Hayden jr. learning every lap

    The Kawasaki riders are being joined this weekend by AMA Superbike and Supersport regular Roger Lee Hayden. Hayden used his track knowledge to take the Ninja…

    MotoGP
  82. Friday 20 July 2007

  83. West looking forward to first race at Laguna Seca 09:30

    West looking forward to first race at Laguna Seca

    Anthony West, having come from the 250cc world championship, is a newcomer to Laguna Seca and is relishing the opportunity to learn the track and see what the…

    MotoGP
  84. Thursday 19 July 2007

  85. De Puniet expects hard race at Laguna Seca 11:29

    De Puniet expects hard race at Laguna Seca

    Kawasaki rider Randy De Puniet described his race at Laguna Seca last year, his first ever at the circuit, as the hardest of his life as a blistering heat wave…

    MotoGP
  86. 11:27

    Roger Lee Hayden looking forward to MotoGP debut

    Nicky Hayden's younger brother, Roger Lee Hayden, will join the Kawasaki MotoGP team this weekend at the American Grand Prix at Laguna Seca. Roger Lee has…

    MotoGP
  87. Thursday 12 July 2007

  88. Hopkins to join Kawasaki in 2008 21:28

    Hopkins to join Kawasaki in 2008

    The Kawasaki MotoGP team today announced that it has signed John Hopkins to become one of the team's riders in the 2008 MotoGP World Championship. Hopkins has…

    MotoGP
  89. Wednesday 11 July 2007

  90. Roger Lee Hayden receives MotoGP wildcard 19:31

    Roger Lee Hayden receives MotoGP wildcard

    Roger Lee Hayden, brother of current MotoGP world champion Nicky, will ride a factory Ninja ZX-RR at the Red Bull US Grand Prix later this month, as a wildcard…

    MotoGP
  91. Friday 29 June 2007

  92. De Puniet can't wait to race 19:30

    De Puniet can't wait to race

    Kawasaki's Randy de Puniet will start tomorrow's Dutch TT from the front row of the grid after a gripping finale to today's qualifying session. Team mate…

    MotoGP
  93. Thursday 28 June 2007

  94. West unhappy after crash 19:33

    West unhappy after crash

    West was running well at Assen and was increasingly happy with his bike's set up until an unfortunate lowside at the second gear, 140 km/h Ruskenhoek corner.…

    MotoGP
  95. De Puniet happy with progress 19:30

    De Puniet happy with progress

    Despite threatening clouds overhead, both sessions remained dry and de Puniet used his time constructively, with him and his team aiming to find a good set up…

    MotoGP
  96. Sunday 24 June 2007

  97. West unbeatable in wet warm-up 13:08

    West unbeatable in wet warm-up

    In only his first MotoGP Grand Prix weekend Anthony West has been able to show a stunning performance in wet conditions. In Sunday's warm-up session the…

    MotoGP
  98. Friday 22 June 2007

  99. De Puniet confident at Donington Park 21:28

    De Puniet confident at Donington Park

    Randy claimed fourth place on the leaderboard on combined times with a fastest lap of 1'44.302 in the first session of the day. This put him just 0.553 seconds…

    MotoGP
  100. West getting comfortable 21:26

    West getting comfortable

    Kawasaki's new team rider, Anthony West, put in a similarly robust performance in his first MotoGP practice session on the 800cc Ninja ZX-RR. Despite having…

    MotoGP
  101. Thursday 21 June 2007

  102. West to replace Jacque at Kawasaki 20:41

    West to replace Jacque at Kawasaki

    The Kawasaki Racing team today announced that Anthony West will replace Olivier Jacque for the rest of the 2007 MotoGP season. The 25-year-old Australian rider…

    MotoGP
  103. Tuesday 19 June 2007

  104. West could replace Jacque at Donington 11:09

    West could replace Jacque at Donington

    Anthony West will most likely replace Olivier Jacques at Kawasaki during the upcoming British Grand Prix at Donington. The Australian impressed the team during…

    MotoGP
  105. Saturday 16 June 2007

  106. De Puniet undergoes surgery 10:50

    De Puniet undergoes surgery

    Kawasaki rider Randy de Puniet will head for Donington Park with a much-improved left knee, after undergoing microsurgery to remove coagulated blood and blood…

    MotoGP
  107. Wednesday 13 June 2007

  108. 16:44

    West to the rescue at Kawasaki

    Australian grand prix racer Anthony West stepped in to help out the injury-depleted Kawasaki team, for his first experience on a MotoGP machine and on…

    MotoGP
  109. Sunday 10 June 2007

  110. Injured De Puniet shows great performance 18:55

    Injured De Puniet shows great performance

    Against all probability, Kawasaki Racing Team rider, Randy de Puniet, finished this afternoon's MotoGP from Catalunya in fifth position: his best ever result in…

    MotoGP
  111. Thursday 31 May 2007

  112. Jacque ready for comeback 14:00

    Jacque ready for comeback

    Olivier Jacque is glad he can get back on his bike and race at the Italian Grand Prix this weekend. The Frenchman had to miss the French Grand Prix two weeks…

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