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Colin Edwards in brighter spirits after electrical gremlins cured

'On Wednesday we found out we had a major issue electronically at Assen. They fixed that problem and I started to understand some of the problems I was having in the last few races' - Colin Edwards
Colin Edwards was feeling much more optimistic after the opening day of practice at the Sachsenring in Germany after encountering a 'major' electrical issue at Assen.

Speculation suggests Edwards' NGM Forward Racing team will consider switching to a different CRT bike unless they can squeeze some improvement from the Suter-BMW.

But there was a more upbeat mood in the camp following today's practice for the eighth round of the MotoGP World Championship after the team solved some the electronic issues that had been hampering Edwards at recent rounds.

In the dry session in the morning, the popular Texan finished 13th overall behind CRT rival Randy de Puniet and a little over a second adrift of factory Ducati star Valentino Rossi in 11th.

Edwards said: “On Wednesday we found out we had a major issue electronically at Assen; the power that was delivered wasn't exactly what was calculated.

“So they fixed that problem and I started to understand, even before I got on the bike, some of the problems that I was having in the last few races.

“It was a mistake, we fixed it and I knew that when we would get back on the bike it would be better and I would have more throttle control,” he added.

“It felt good this morning; everything seems to work and then this afternoon it rained. Whenever you have a problem it gets amplified by the rain, in the dry you can get away with it but not in the rain so we struggled in the afternoon.

“We still have to work on the throttle control in the rain.”



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lean two

July 06, 2012 11:36 PM

gota love Colin's straight forward attitude and the way he tells it like it is, but as for earning more here i dont think so... he will make more money when he quits, and becomes a sports commentator, he's funny as hell, and knows way more then the most commentators we have to listen to now... as much as I love to see him on a bike, Id rather hear him in the box... I still say good luck with that whole CRT bs, but really... its gota be frustrating being in the back every freeking race... Never give up living the dream.

Vilas - Unregistered

July 06, 2012 6:35 PM

Edwards is just amyzing..!! This guy never give up he loves Motogp and its what he whanted.. At this age if one Team or semi or factory give him a contract he go like if was 10 years ago..lolol And he never thinks on Wsbk for him its all about Motogp iven if its had to be on CRT Bikes.. I tinck he will never get again one prototipe but at least if he whanted to stay more time on CRT all hope he get the bike to enjoy..



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