Da ser det ut til at det er bekreftet en gang for alle, nemlig at han nå har signert til fordel for AMA og teamet M4 Suzuki. Presseinformasjonen fra M4 Suzuki ser ut til å sette en sluttstrek for Hopkins til slutt lander til dem.Av: Mona Forsnes
Her er hva Hopkins sier om beslutningen:
Im really excited to be working with the team and (team owner) John Ulrich again. We had a lot of success when I raced with them at the beginning of my career and Id like to thank Monster, M4 and all the rest of our sponsors for making it happen. Im also happy to be back on a Suzuki motorcycle again. Im feeling healthier than I have in a long time. I think my fitness level is up there with the way it was in 2007 and Im looking forward to getting out there on the track and enjoying racing again. I have the chance to ride the bike a little bit today at a Fastrack Riders track day at Fontana and Im really pleased. It is just a shakedown test but the bike feels really comfortable to me. My goals are to learn the bike and the tracks, have a healthy season, perform to the best of my ability, and see where that leaves us in the championship. Im really happy to have a ride with a great team and be healthy again and Im looking forward to having a good season.
Eieren av Team Hammer, John Ulrich ønsker han velkommen:
«I have full confidence in John Hopkins and his abilities. I really enjoyed working with John before, and I’m really looking forward to working with him again. There is no doubt in my mind that he knows how to ride a motorcycle, and now at age 26 he’s got seven years of Grand Prix experience under his belt. With seven AMA Pro Racing Daytona SportBike race wins in 2009, Martin Cardenas has already demonstrated the potential created by putting a great rider with Grand Prix experience on a competitive motorcycle built by the Team Hammer crew in Alabama, and we’re looking forward to creating the same situation with John. I am proud to welcome John Hopkins and his family back to the AMA Pro paddock and I am very excited to be fielding John in the AMA Pro Racing National Guard American Superbike Championship. With the combination of Martin Cardenas and John Hopkins on M4 Suzukis, we have an exciting opportunity to make great things happen in 2010.»
Så da er forhåpentligvis opp og avgjort hvor han nå lander en gang for alle