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Edwards lines.

A selection of Colin Edwards' best quotes from his 'Tornado Warning' interviews for the official Red Bull Indianapolis GP website have been released:

"The guy has stopped impressing me a long time ago because he just seems to do it all the time. But what is it? I don't know what it is. You could say he's getting in the zone, but I think he's maybe permanently stuck there." - June 2008, about the brilliance of six-time MotoGP World Champion Valentino Rossi

"I ride a lot better when I'm pissed off, anyways. Always seemed to have. I was like: "Screw it. Chuck it into the gravel or let's see how far we can get up." - July 2008, about his reaction to finishing third despite dropping to last place on Lap 1 of the Dutch TT at Assen

"Maybe I just look at pressure differently. I just look at pressure as if there's just no option. Not pressure like, 'Oh, my God, I've got to do good; I've got all these people here.' I look at it as like: 'Well, there's no frickin' option now. I've got to kick some ass because they're watching.'" - July 2008, about the pressure of racing on home soil at Laguna Seca and Indianapolis

"The last two or three laps, man, they were just... Hell, I almost crashed going slow. I was going slow, and I went to flick into a corner, and a gust hit me and pushed me out to the white line. I missed the apex by about, I don't know, 10 yards, and I thought, 'Jesus Christ, this is jacked up.'" - September 2008, about the treacherous weather conditions during the inaugural Red Bull Indianapolis GP

"My heart goes out to these guys, and I see what the reaction is, and that pisses me off more than anything. Here we've got guys who are giving their lives to fight for our freedom and yet you still have people who are so against... I can understand being against the war, but at the end of the day, you still have to support the guys who are out there doing it. It doesn't matter what your belief might be. At the end of the day, they just don't get enough respect. That's the only thing I can do." - September 2008, about why he wears a U.S. Marines baseball cap at races

"Yeah, I am. This week, in particular, I went out and shot the .50-caliber yesterday. Blowin' stuff up, and it feels like any other week. But every time I think about it or rest at night, I know I got the first race coming up. So yeah, I get excited about it." - April 2009, about his growing anticipation to start the 2009 season

"I like the night race. I think it's a cool little scenario. It's something special; you only have one a year. It's something a little bit different. I tend to ride faster when I can't see where I'm going. Everything works out better that way." - April 2009, about the night race at Qatar

"I think it's me; I think it's the bike. I've had one good result there, and I don't know why, there are a couple of corners on that track that, I don't know, I just seem to be dorking around there. There are a couple of corners that I follow somebody, and they pull like a bike-length or two on me through them, and I'm like, 'What am I doing wrong?'" - May 2009, about his inability to find pace on sections of the Jerez circuit in Spain



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E=MC2 - Unregistered

August 06, 2009 12:02 PM

I like Colin, never afraid to tell it from the heart as opposed to team-spin & PR. Best one was when he was asked about riding the Aprilia RS cube in MotoGP, CE's responce.... Like a rodeo with a bull, when you've just cut it's b***ocks off :D Niki Hayden is another not scared of telling it like it is....

Charles - Unregistered

August 06, 2009 3:32 PM

You've got to love Colin's Yank honesty and just being himself. Just what we need more of in this age of riding and driving robots with no personality, afraid to say anything that would offend sponsors or the team. Give 'em hell Colin!



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