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Nov 20, 2001

Hopkins To Test In Malaysia

Copyright 2001, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.<BR><BR>AMA Formula Xtreme Champion John Hopkins will test with the Red Bull Yamaha team at Sepang, Malaysia on December 3-4-5.<BR><BR>The test session on YZR500 Yamahas will be Hopkins' first since he signed a three-year contract with the team, to compete in the MotoGP World Championship. Although the deal has not yet been officially announced, final papers were signed on September 28, the Friday of the AMA National at Virginia International Raceway.<BR><BR>Hopkins, 18, has tested three times with Red Bull Yamaha, once in 2000 at Brno and twice in 2001, at Brno and at Estoril.