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Edwards excited for home Indy round

"I'd like to be a further up the order and pushing inside the top six a little more, but the guys in front of me every week are all on factory bikes" - Colin Edwards.
With his MotoGP future uncertain, American Colin Edwards could be taking part in his last home grand prix this weekend at Indianapolis.

The popular Texan, a Tech 3 Yamaha rider for the past four years, is yet to sign for 2011 and has options in World Superbike to consider (CLICK HERE
That's not to say that the 37-year-old is having a bad season. On the contrary, Edwards is currently on a run of six consecutive top 10 finishes to sit ninth in the rankings - as the leading non-factory bike rider - ahead of this Sunday's 28-lap race.

“Racing at home in America for the second time in a few weeks is awesome and I'm really looking forward to this weekend," said Edwards, who finished eighth in July's Laguna Seca round.

"The build-up to the Indianapolis race is always pretty special because you've got the mystique and the history of the place and I really like that part of it.

"The people at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway have done a fantastic job to make MotoGP a success and hopefully the fans will get to see an exciting show this weekend.

"The track isn't too technical or demanding but I'm looking forward to riding on the new pavement on the infield. We all know it was pretty bumpy in parts but they've taken our feedback on board and done something to improve it, which is brilliant.

"I'm on a consistent run of results at the moment and hopefully that will continue this weekend.

"I'd like to be a further up the order and pushing inside the top six a little more, but the guys in front of me every week are all on factory bikes, so I think all of us inside the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Team are giving the maximum to do the best job we can.”

Edwards is also the only satellite-bike rider to take a 2011 podium, thanks to his shock Silverstone rostrum, just one week after breaking his collarbone.



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