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Jul 23, 2002

Hopkins, Clifford Coming To AMA National At VIR

Copyright 2002, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.<BR><BR>Racer John Hopkins and Red Bull Yamaha WCM's Peter Clifford plan to attend the AMA National at Virginia International Raceway August 9-11.<BR><BR>Hopkins, who won the 2000 AMA 750cc Supersport Championship and the 2001 AMA Formula Xtreme Championship with Team Valvoline EMGO Suzuki, now rides a Yamaha YZR500 for Red Bull Yamaha.<BR><BR>Clifford is Racing Director for Red Bull Yamaha and visited the AMA National at Brainerd in 2001, prior to signing Hopkins to a three-year MotoGP deal.<BR><BR>The team plans to campaign Honda RC211V engines in a Moriwaki chassis in 2003.<BR><BR>Hopkins will be accompanied to VIR by his girlfried, Desiree Crossman.