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Top ten MotoGP riders: Colin Edwards [8]. recently asked for your MotoGP star of 2008, from a shortlist of ten riders provided, and - with voting having now closed - the time has come to reveal the results.

During the next ten weekdays, we will be revealing the top ten in reverse order, with the winner being revealed on Wednesday December 3.

More than 54,000 votes were cast for the MotoGP poll. The average score given for each rider was used to produce the final ranking.

MotoGP Star of the Year – eighth place:

Name: Colin Edwards
Team: Tech 3 Yamaha
Bike: Yamaha YZR-M1
Wins: 0
Podiums: 2
Pole Positions: 1
Fastest laps: 0
Championship points: 144
Championship position: 7th

Colin Edwards began the season looking rejuvenated by a switch to the satellite Tech 3 Yamaha team, taking pole at round four (China) and then delighting Herve Poncharal's team further by claiming a podium at their home French GP (round five).

The Texan took a further podium at round nine (Assen) and qualified on the front row a total of five times - but all of those highlights came during the first ten rounds of the season.

Indeed, Edwards - by far the most experienced of the three Michelin-shod Yamaha riders - scored 98 points during the first nine rounds, but only 46 points during the last nine rounds, when he took a best race finish of sixth.

It is that downturn which probably explains why he was ranked one place lower than his championship position in your star ranking.

8th - Colin Edwards
9th - Toni Elias
10th - Alex de Angelis

Tomorrow: We reach number seven in the MotoGP Star of the Year poll.

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Hellboy - Unregistered

November 24, 2008 12:30 PM

Whatever anyone says about Edwards, for me Imola 2001 cements his place in racing history. I have been a staunch supporter of his for years and it was more than disappointing that Hayden nicked his ride with Honda in MotoGP. I am sure that others will disagree but after 'that' season and two world championships against some fierce competition he deserved a good ride. He is one of the few true characters in the sport, can still ride fast, but for me I would love to see him back in World Superbikes against some old and some new opposition. Oh and if anyone reading this hasn't seen the highlights of the Imola race, look it up - or even better buy the year review dvd!

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