Colin Edwards will attend this weekend's Silverstone MotoGP, but it appears that the Texan will not get his wish of a final race in front of the British fans.

Edwards, due to retire at the end of 2014, instead stepped down from his full-time seat at Forward Racing after Indianapolis, for reasons yet to be fully explained.

However both the team and Edwards suggested further wild-card rides would take place, with Edwards naming Silverstone as one of the events.

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However a statement from Forward Racing declared: 'Silverstone will see the attendance also of Colin Edwards, who cannot miss this important appointment with the British fans that have hugely supported the Texan legend since he was racing in Superbike, winning two world titles, before moving to MotoGP. Edwards will be busy with many promotional events.'

Alex de Angelis has taken over Edwards' ride, alongside Aleix Espargaro.

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Ah who really knows. Maybe Colin decided he didn't want his last MotoGP race to be outside the USA.