MotoGP » 'I’m not finished yet' - Edwards after 'awesome' test


"This test has been awesome for us and I've had a lot of fun" Colin Edwards.

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Don-R

February 25, 2011 1:51 PM

Poncharal took a lot of flak for resigning CE at at the end of last year after he'd had a difficult season, but at this point who else could be doing a better job for the team? Not only is he being hugely helpful and supportive of his rookie team mate but he's pushing on with new setup work and is also bloody quick! The old dawg may yet have some fight in him this year.

RawDawg

February 25, 2011 2:05 PM
Last Edited 1234 days ago

The pairing of the old hand Edwards with young gunner Cal should be good for Tech 3. Cal needs a teammate that is confident enough to share his finding and work with him. If Edwards can regain his 2009 form he should have a good year.

cyclopathic - Unregistered

February 25, 2011 3:05 PM

@RawDawg, re: Cal needs a teammate that is confident enough to share his finding and work with him.

problem is CE and CC have completely different set up and riding style

RawDawg

February 25, 2011 3:28 PM
Last Edited 1234 days ago

Maybe so.

But I know that Cal did say Edwards went out on his bike to confirm a couple of problems. I doubt if we see any of the other teammates doing that. Even if they don't have exactly the same style it seems that Edwards is helping him out.

Don-R

February 25, 2011 3:37 PM

Not forgetting that Colin has been helping with Tech3's Moto2 development too.

As I've said before, at this point in time you could not put anybody more productive for the team on that bike.

gixxer1000 - Unregistered

February 25, 2011 4:16 PM

I don't know Don, Valentino Rossi would probably be more productive! :p

I know what you mean, though... Considering the options now, Colin was unquestionably the best choice. If you think Tech 3 had signed, say Ianonne or some other rookie, Cal might be directionless at this point. Another rookie or younger rider would be thinking of self preservation and advice would be non-existant (and certainly not setup advice).

Colin also gave Cal a tow around Sepang. NO WAY some other young teammate does that.

mrmotorsport

February 25, 2011 4:25 PM

Really happy for Colin. It was not looking good towards the end of last year, I must admit, I thought he was on his way out (probably to WSBK). I was surprised that Tech3 resigned him, but considering his rookie teammate, maybe I shouldn't of been.

However, now it looks like he has the beating of (at the moment, anyway) of all the Ducs, Bautista, and not a whole lot off the factory Yams. Go Colin!

The Angry Irish - Unregistered

February 25, 2011 4:34 PM

I have mixed feelings about this, I wouldn't mind seeing Colin back in WSBK, but I'm glad to see him have a good test. As far as his place in the team and being resighned, I'm of the opinion that the best team is a wiley old veteran and a young gun. Look at all the recent teams that have tried to have two young guns at once, they always switch back to veterans, Pramac Ducati for example.

KTMKen

February 25, 2011 6:03 PM

Well, say what you want about Colin being over the hill, but give him a competitive bike and he delivers! Plus, he's one of, if not the, funniest character around! His videos last year with Ben, and his hamming it up on stage at Laguna Seca, and comments dropped during interviews, are a hoot.

Go Colin! Now that you are on the 2010 spec M1 give it your best shot!

CarlosChucka2 - Unregistered

February 25, 2011 7:25 PM

'I'm not finished yet' Dude you were finished a long time ago. You just haven't been able to let go.
What is this BS from other poster "put CE on a good bike and he delivers"
WTF ???
He was on the best bike(championship winning factory team) for years and did nothing!!!!
A Rookie waxed his A$$ last season totally!!!
Are all of you new to the sport or your memories dont go back that far ??

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