MotoGP: Kawasaki's John Hopkins ties the knot

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New factory Kawasaki rider John Hopkins ended his fantastic 2007 by tying the knot to stunning British bride Ashleigh last Saturday (December 15).

The American wed at a luxury ceremony at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas.

John Hopkins got engaged during his breakthrough 2007 campaign, which saw him claim podium finishes in Shanghai, Brno, Misano and Valencia while riding for the British-based Rizla Suzuki factory squad.

He secured fourth in the championship ahead of Marco Melandri and team-mate Chris Vermeulen.

Matthew Birt

By Matthew Birt