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Interview with Colin Edwards

Media teleconference with Colin Edwards organised by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, which will host round eleven of the 2012 season on August 17-19.
Moderator:
You have made no secret about the package that you have for the CRT bike that you have this year. You guys have struggled with the electronics and other various elements of the bike, and you guys keep chipping away and chipping away. But you did test some other bikes after the race at Mugello last month. Any news on the equipment from at Indy for you guys?

Colin Edwards:
Damn, how do you know about all this? All this is supposed to be a secret? (Laughter) No, right now I don't know. Obviously we have what we have, make due with what we got, and there might be something at Brno. Honestly, I haven't had any contact with the guys, and I don't know if we are 100 percent this way or that way. So for the moment, we are with a BMW-Suter, and we are going to go racing.

Moderator:
Indy is a unique circuit in that it has the long straightaway and which clearly favors the prototype and their extra horsepower. But it is pretty tight in the infield, which could probably give you CRT guys, which are using the production-based engines, maybe a chance to stay in the front. How do you see Indy on a CRT bike? It is a great unknown, because they haven't run there yet. Do you see that as a circuit that maybe the CRT bikes could run closer to the prototypes?

Colin Edwards:
I have yet to be at a track where the CRT bikes work better anywhere than the prototypes. You know, to answer your question, I don't know. At Laguna, honestly, the bike felt pretty good. The lap times were slow; all the CRT bikes were slow. All the lap times were slow, and when you have a short lifetime like that, I mean, it is the first time in my career that I got lapped. From 4 years old, obviously, I am not in the same spec of bikes as the leader, but that was kind of heartbreaking, to be honest with you. Indy, on the other hand, I don't know. We are just going to have to go and see how far off we are, do the math, ride our ass off and see what happens.

Q:
I just wanted to find out if you have figured out what your plans are for next season? Are you going to be back on a prototype bike next year or if you will remain in MotoGP? I just wanted to see what the plans are?

Colin Edwards:
Yeah, at the moment, I can't answer that. You can imagine that I got everything from a two-year deal with these guys. If we can or if it is possible to get a prototype under us or a CRT route, you know, I have even thrown out the idea of let's go Superbike racing. At the moment, I am with these guys, and we will see what it comes to.

Q:
Someone, maybe me, suggested to you that it would be great to see you in World Superbike next year. I didn't get to hear the response was, why don't you tell everybody.

Colin Edwards:
I don't know if I heard what my response was. Did I have a beer before I said that? I get this question about World Superbike. But you know how long I was there, been there and done it. And it is definitely a possibility: That is all I can say. I don't know, I don't know. I like the team where I am at, and I love the team that I am working with, and the team is one of the best teams that I have ever worked for. We will just have to try and make it work, somehow, some way.

Q:
How important is winning now in your career?

Colin Edwards:
Yeah, it would be nice to win again. I am not going to lie to you. You know, it would be nice to know that you line up on the grid and that you have every chance possible to win as the next guy. That is the way my DNA is programmed.

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