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Edwards: I couldn't be more confident

Tech 3 Yamaha rider Colin Edwards insists he 'couldn't be more confident' heading to the Assen TT.
Colin Edwards says he won't be quite back to full strength when the 2011 MotoGP World Championship resumes at Assen, though the Silverstone podium winner is sure his injuries won't hamper him.

The American produced one of the finest rides of his illustrious career with a run to third at the British Grand Prix, just a week after breaking his collarbone in an accident at the Catalan Grand Prix.

Having enjoyed a further two weeks of rest, Tech 3 Yamaha rider Edwards insists he is feeling stronger than he was at Silverstone, even if his rib injury is taking somewhat longer to fully heal.

“I am really looking forward to Assen because I love the track. It is not the old Assen of a few years back, but there are still plenty of sections of the track that are awesome on a MotoGP bike. It's fair to say I've got some history at Assen. I got a podium in 2005 and 2008, but don't remind me what happened in 2006.

“I couldn't be more confident going to Assen though than I am now. The Silverstone result was fantastic for the whole Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Team. It gave everybody a boost and it was great coming so quickly after my collarbone injury. I've had a lot of time relaxing and resting up with my family at home and the shoulder has only got stronger. It was like brand new in Silverstone, so I'm not worried about that at all.

“My right side is still hurting because I separated the muscles from my ribs, so I'm expecting a bit of discomfort from that. The rib injury has improved but I still don't think I'll have my maximum strength. I'll be looking for another strong result in Assen to build on the momentum gained from Silverstone.”

Edwards heads to Assen having moved up to eighth in the overall standings, ahead of factory Yamaha rider and former team-mate Ben Spies.

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June 21, 2011 1:50 PM
Last Edited 2163 days ago

go get 'em Colin!! @Magneto Well you've been busy this morning spreading the yellow gospel, huh? You expect a podium finish from Rossi? First time out the gate on a new bike that he hasn't ridden *wink* *wink*? So Ducati has gotten it right and they are immediately going to be better than a couple of Hondas and the Yamahas? Without any testing *wink* *wink* they are going to show up and put it on the box? Maybe so but I wouldn't bet any money on that one this weekend. You know, they have to start out qualifying the Tech 3 bikes first.

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