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Feb 21, 2002

Despite MotoGP Report To The Contrary, John Hopkins Did Not Crash At Estoril

Copyright 2002, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.<BR><BR>A report on that John Hopkins crashed his Red Bull Yamaha during testing at Estoril yesterday was incorrect.<BR><BR>The report, also issued via the MotoGP news service, was picked up by several websites in the U.S.<BR><BR>Asked about the reported crash via cell phone, Red Bull Yamaha Manager Peter Clifford said, "It's news to us."<BR><BR>Clifford passed the phone to Hopkins, who said he had run off the track once, but did not fall.
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