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Edwards delighted to out pace Toseland

Colin Edwards has publicly revealed that he and Tech 3 Yamaha team-mate James Toseland 'don't talk anymore' and that he was satisfied to comprehensively out pace him during testing at Sepang.

The pair fell out following the conclusion of the 2008 MotoGP season after Toseland was granted Edwards' crew chief Gary Reynders, an incident that Edwards reveals has stopped them from working together.

Writing on his latest blog for the Indianapolis Grand Prix website, Edwards went on to add that he was pleased to have ended the pre-season test in Malaysia two and a half seconds quicker than Toseland, who otherwise spent the three days towards the back of the field following a 125mph accident on the first day of action.

“He's not on the Christmas card list whatsoever,” he said. “It's funny. We don't talk anymore after this little incident. We looked good in front of him, (Toseland) being 2.5 seconds off the pace at Sepang.

“That was good times. You should hear some of the comments being made. He got the crew chief he wanted. That was going to make all the difference in the world, and we just sit and laugh. We have a good time.”

Claiming that he had to stroke Reynders' ego throughout last year, Edwards goes on to say that he is even happier with Toseland's former crew chief, Guy Coulon.

“I thought I was pretty happy last year with my crew chief (Gary Reynders). They co-conspired to kind of stick it in my (rear), if you want to say that. They decided for my crew chief to go to James, and James decided that my crew chief was better than his.

“His crew chief last year, I'm with now, and he's 'frickin' awesome. His name is Guy, Guy Coulon, and he's awesome. He's got so much experience. I think he's been doing it since early 70s.

“I'm really happy. I'm a lot happier with my crew chief. It's just so relaxed. I don't have to stroke (my crew chief's) ego like I did last year. Everybody's just so relaxed, just happy to be riding motorcycles. It seems to have worked out really well for our side of the team, with my crew chief and with me. I think everybody is happier than we were last year.”

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Stitcho -

February 13, 2009 4:21 PM

Early days yet, we haven't even got to the first race. BUT if Edwards consistantly does better than Toseland this year than Toseland will look like a bit of a Pillock and probably will not be in MotoGp in 2010, Ben Spies to take the seat of whichever rider is least competitive in Tech 3 in 2009 is my guess.

Uncle Vito - Unregistered

February 13, 2009 5:09 PM

Part of the reason that I am a Colin Edwards fan is that he is a smart and funny guy who gives no BS interviews like this. If you want to know what's really going on in the paddock, ask Colin. I think he will spank JT in 2009 and keep a MotoGP seat, even if he still doesn't win a race.

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