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Edwards confident of top six challenge

“There is no reason why I can't go there and think about challenging for at least a top six” - Colin Edwards.
Having had three weeks to mull over the last lap technical failure that robbed him of a podium in the Spanish Grand Prix, Colin Edwards is aiming to soothe the pain with at least a top six finish at Estoril on Sunday.

Edwards has twice finished fourth at the Portuguese circuit, in 2006 and 2008, and only once in his nine-year MotoGP career has the Texan failed to finish in the top ten.

"A few years ago I was in the group fighting for the win and I like the Estoril track,” confirmed the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 rider. “I always seem to do pretty well there and it will be good to get back on the bike after a long break.

“The track seems to suit my riding style and with the extra performance we've got with the 2011 Yamaha, I'm confident we can have a strong weekend.

“The Yamaha has always worked good in Estoril and had a good balance there, so there is no reason why I can't go there and think about challenging for at least a top six."

First free practice for the Portuguese Grand Prix takes place on Friday.


Tagged as: Yamaha , Colin Edwards , Tech 3 , Estoril

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Don-R

April 26, 2011 1:44 PM

Personally. I'd love to see CE back in WSBK at some point, where I'd expect he could run with the likes of ex-MotoGP riders Biaggi and Checa and be a championship contender. He's said himself he'd relish a new challenge. And with Ducati mounting a full factory effort again in 2012, I wouldn't be at all surprised if Colin wasn't very high on their shopping list of riders (as he was in 2010).

Me - Unregistered

April 26, 2011 12:45 PM

Heard it all before, if this, but that. Just move over and give the seat to someone else. How longs it been now and still have not won a race? Posted by hell will freeze over 1st - Unregistered (9 minutes ago) It's not going to happen. He will still be around after Crutchlow is gone.



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