MotoGP »

Edwards denied Catalunya start

Colin Edwards will not start Sunday's Catalan Grand Prix.
Colin Edwards will not be able to keep his perfect record of MotoGP race starts, since his 2003 debut, intact after failing a medical.

The Monster Yamaha Tech 3 rider broke his collarbone in Friday practice at Catalunya, then underwent surgery on Saturday morning.

The Texan's plan was to start Sunday's race from the back of the grid, then do a lap before pulling into the pits, but he has unsurprisingly been declared not fit to race.

Edwards joked that maybe he doesn't have the right passport.

There will thus be only 15 riders for this afternoon's main event, meaning anyone that finishes is guaranteed at least a point.

Edwards looks set to try and ride at Silverstone next weekend, with Gresini's Hiroshi Aoyama tipped to get Dani Pedrosa's Repsol Honda.



Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Edwards, Catalunya MotoGP 2011
Redding, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP tests.November 2016
Iannone, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP tests.November 2016
Aoyama, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP tests.November 2016
Aoyama, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP tests.November 2016
Aoyama, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP tests.November 2016
Aoyama, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP tests.November 2016
Aoyama, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP tests.November 2016
Jorge Lorenzo, Mercedes AMG Petronas, Silverstone [Credit: Monster Energy]
Zarco, Valencia MotoGP test, November 2016
Zarco, Valencia MotoGP test, November 2016
Zarco, Valencia MotoGP test, November 2016
Zarco, Valencia MotoGP test, November 2016
Zarco, Valencia MotoGP test, November 2016
Zarco, Valencia MotoGP test, November 2016
Zarco, Valencia MotoGP test, November 2016
Zarco, Valencia MotoGP test, November 2016
Zarco`s Yamaha, Valencia MotoGP test, November 2016

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.


what? - Unregistered

June 05, 2011 5:54 PM

Colin wasn't intending to race. It was said in the commentary he wanted to do one lap and then come in, purely so he could say he never missed a race. I love Colin but he only wanted to do it for his ego and record, nothing else.



© 1999 - 2016 Crash Media Group

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