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Feb 15, 2002

Hopkins 13th In First Day Of IRTA Tests At Valencia

Red Bull Yamaha's John Hopkins, 18, of Ramona, California was 13th fastest on the first day of IRTA team testing at Valencia, Spain Friday.<BR><BR>Hopkins' best lap on his Yamaha YZR500 was 1:37.720.<BR><BR>His teammate, Garry McCoy, was fifth fastest at 1:36.159. Only a few riders' times were available at post time, and follow:<BR><BR>Alex Barros, Honda NSR500, 1:35.213<BR>Carlos Checa, Yamaha M1, 1:35.488<BR>John Kocinski, Yamaha M1, 1:35.649<BR>Max Biaggi, Yamaha M1, 1:35.910<BR>Garry McCoy, Yamaha YZR500, 1:36.159<BR>Shinya Nakano, Yamaha YZR500, 1:36.671<BR>Olivier Jacque, Yamaha YZR500, 1:36.685<BR>John Hopkins, Yamaha YZR500, 1:37.720<BR><BR>