MotoGP » Edwards blasts 'piece of sh*t' bike, Aprilia at Indy?

"We had our ass smacked and our balls tickled and it just hasn't come to fruition. Some of the things we were promise just haven't happened" - Colin Edwards.

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rotsa ruck - Unregistered

July 27, 2012 5:04 PM

What a thick lot. Really? When it's Casey he get's a mountain of slag for it? News Flash for ya, CASEY DOESN'T RIDE A CRT. That's why he gets a mountain of crap for his comments. Colin is riding a CRT and therefore can make informed comments about the problems he's intimately familiar with. Besides, it's not like Casey injects a single cc of humor into his comments, so he comes off as more of having a whinge than making jokes about his own situation.

Colin's complaints have more to do with the development he was promised than anything else. He knew going in it wasn't going to be easy, but he expected that the promises of development, based on his input would be forthcoming from BMW and Suter. From his own remarks, he doesn't have a lack of power. Rather the opposite. Getting it to the ground is the problem. According to him, the electronics are way off the mark, and they're having to work to refine them even halfway through the season. The chassis has too much chatter. Suter haven't

rotsa ruck - Unregistered

July 27, 2012 5:07 PM

developed a new chassis until news that the team was about to dump them they brought another chassis to Mugello for the test. Even the chassis that's under Marquez currently is horrible. He's winning despite the chassis, not because of it. Just watch his on board video. He's chattering at every turn. It's audible, and you can see the parts vibrating from it.


July 27, 2012 8:46 PM

re: "when you still have a bunch of prototypes out on track. It's more dangerous than anything. I feel like I'm looking over my shoulder all the time trying not to get in people's way."

that's right SAFETY. words of wisdom, not just 1-liners.


July 27, 2012 8:50 PM

re: "One of the problems is that the CRTs can't use WSBK tuning because WSBK engines will only go one race between rebuilds. They don't want to increase the CRT's engine allowance as the increased cost would defeat the whole point of CRTs. But the alternative, restricting the number of engines for the prototypes even further, (they already intend to go from 6 to 5), means that the consequence of losing an engine becomes even more serious. If a rider crashes, it introduces an unwanted chance element into the championship depending on whether their engine is wrecked in the fall, and if it's another rider's fault, particularly one from a rival factory, it's seems especially unfair. They may be planning to revise the rules though"

oh ferchrissakes... my heads spinning... JUST MERGE ALREADY...!!!


July 27, 2012 8:58 PM

re: "And before he decides to retire, he should return to WSBK for at least 2 or 3 years, that would be phe-no-me-nal"

well after those comments, i know what bike he WON'T be on if he does...? 3 letters "bay oom vey". :D

btw eddie, for your future's sake, you may want to tone it down or else nobody's going to want to give/sell you anything... even your team IS coming off the dime. something to consider.

pukka - Unregistered

July 29, 2012 3:54 PM

I like Edwards but really what was he expecting. He entered the 2nd tier racing in MGP in its development yrs. Be glad it ran for a race. MFGs are not going to invest heavily until the MGP principals get full endorsement.

Jack - Unregistered

August 01, 2012 4:41 PM


I can only say your wrong on that, there are PLENTY of technicians, engineers and specialists for teams.

I am currently studying at University to get a degree to work in MotoGP and we have 20-30 students from the UK alone going into MotoGP/Superbikes. Combine those with all the ones studying in Asia, Europe and America and there are plenty to go round.

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