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Jun 20, 2002

Proof That For One Brief Shining Moment Hopper Was On Top Of The World

<hr noshade size="1" width="450" align="left"><img src="../issues/jun02/shining.jpg"><hr noshade size="1" width="450" align="left">Copyright 2002, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.<BR><BR>The scoring pylon in the infield at Catalunya, showing John "Hopper" Hopkins #21 on top of the order with about three minutes left in final MotoGP qualifying. Others listed include Valentino Rossi (46), Max Biaggi (3), Loris Capirossi (65) and Tohru Ukawa (11).<BR><BR>When all was said and done, Hopkins qualified 6th fastest. He finished 10th in the race.<BR><BR>Photo by Greg Sachs.