MotoGP » Colin Edwards: 'Faith and feel'

“Unless somebody tells them, 'slow these motherf**kers down, make it go back to wheel spinning and smoke coming off the tyre', they will build the best tyres they can.” - Colin Edwards.

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June 23, 2014 4:15 PM
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Hopefully he becomes a pundit on or BT or something. He is always good fun. They probably couldn't put him on live before the watershed though.

Good luck tornado!!


June 23, 2014 5:24 PM

Great article, Crash.

I particularly like his quote: “At that time [open tyre competition] you built a tyre around your package. Whereas now you build the package around the tyre. It gets a little more expensive that way!”

We all knew it, but most riders are more obtuse. Colin comes straight out with it. Complete yet succinct

He remembers his broken collarbone. I remember his ride eight days later, screws holding him together, and rode to a podium at Assen...provbing that bike racers are either insane, or just hard as nails...

Although he never won a premier class race, he's been a great participant in this awesome sport, and he'll be missed.


June 23, 2014 5:29 PM

I really wish motogp would go back to making tyres around the bike, multiple tyre manufacturers and spinning the rear end up and smoking it around bends.

And I don't mean the black lines and little angles of slide we get now, i'm talking Gary McCoy **** here.


June 23, 2014 7:13 PM

no, we will continue to have control tires built for the top pick, and making it more expensive for the people who are not in favor, welcome to reality.

Ditch all traction control and the single make control tire, and thats a start, get rid of most of the money and it gets even better.

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