John Hopkins to Kawasaki for 2008?
John Hopkins to Kawasaki for 2008?

What things are. The MotoGP World Championship has just started as they say, and the rumors about the riders' dance for next year are taking on a beastly force. After everything we told you yesterday, with that possible departure of Hayden from Honda to Ducati, now it is the turn of a new rumor: John Hopkins could dock at Kawasaki.

The American rider is playing a leading role in this start of the campaign with the Rizla Suzuki, and from Kawasaki they look favorably on him. Hopkins' personal sponsor is Monster, who is Kawasaki's title sponsor in the American national championship. Apparently monster wants to enter MotoGP hand in hand with the pilot, and what better place than Kawasaki? Something that would also help the Japanese brand to continue progressing.

Kawasaki gets better every year, and is getting closer to the top each time, although there is still a lot to improve. Apparently for 2008 they want to make that definitive leap, increasing the budget for MotoGP, and betting on first-rate riders. It seems that Olivier jacque will not continue, and the same could happen with Randy de Puniet. So John Hopkins seems to be the clearest bet to occupy one of the Kawa, along with Loris capirossi as we said yesterday. Eye with Vermeulen, whose name is also in the pools.