MotoGP »

Edwards impressed with latest Yamaha

“The whole package is way better than last year” - Colin Edwards.
Monster Yamaha Tech 3 rider Colin Edwards was impressed with the improvements made to his YZR-M1, after getting his first taste of the 2011 satellite race bike during testing at Sepang on Tuesday.

The Texan, preparing to start his ninth season in MotoGP, finished day one in ninth place. But he was only half-a-second from Factory Yamaha's world champion Jorge Lorenzo, in second position.

“They've done a hell of a job. The bike's good. Engine, chassis, everything. The whole package is way better than last year,” Edwards told

“We've been on more or less the same chassis for the last few years, but they've definitely come up with something in that department for 2011.

“Nowadays, with the economic crunch on, we don't expect anything super special. But I can say that what we have now is good. And that is the main thing.”

Rookie team-mate Cal Crutchlow, still recovering from shoulder surgery, was 16th fastest out of the 20 riders on track.

Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Edwards, Valencia Moto2 Test 2010
Lorenzo, BAz, Qatar MotoGP 2017
Lorenzo, Baz, Qatar MotoGP 2017
Lorenzo, Baz, Qatar MotoGP 2017
Baz, Lorenzo, Qatar MotoGP 2017
Lorenzo, Qatar MotoGP 2017
Lorenzo, Qatar MotoGP 2017
Biaggi, Qatar Moto3 race 2017
Arenas, Qatar Moto3 race 2017
Dalla Porta, Qatar Moto3 race 2017
Sasaki, bike, Qatar Moto3 race 2017
Sasaki, Qatar Moto3 race 2017
Sasaki, Qatar Moto3 race 2017
Darryn Binder, Qatar Moto3 race 2017
Kornfeil, Qatar Moto3 race 2017
Bastianini, Qatar Moto3 race 2017
Bulega, Qatar Moto3 race 2017
McPhee, Qatar Moto3 race 2017

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.


February 02, 2011 4:05 AM

Hes been in the better part of the top 10 for almost a decade. Same haters making comments about not belonging there and this guy just does the work. How many people have come and gone (below him in the standings) that most thought were better than the old man?

© 1999 - 2017 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.