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Jul 2, 2002

Red Bull Team Plans For John Hopkins To Ride A Honda V5-powered Moriwaki In 2003

<BR>Copyright 2002, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.<BR><BR>By David Swarts<BR><BR>Red Bull Yamaha WCM has confirmed plans to run Honda V5 engines in Moriwaki chassis in the 2003 MotoGP series. Red Bull Team Manager Peter Clifford called Tuesday and confirmed that his team plans to run the Honda/Moriwaki combination. "Nothing is cast in stone, but that is our plan," said Clifford. <BR><BR>Red Bull's 19-year-old sensation John Hopkins talks about the team's future plans in his column, The GP Kid, in the September issue of Roadracing World, due out in early August. <BR><BR>After finishing seventh in the Dutch Grand Prix June 29, his best GP finish to date, Hopkins is 10th in the MotoGP World Championship standings. In addition, Hopkins is one of only two riders to have scored Championship points in every MotoGP round this season. The other rider is Valentino Rossi.