Colin Edwards returns to Europe for this weekend's Czech Republic Grand Prix fresh from a family break in his native Texas and with his sights firmly set on claiming second in the championship.

"It's been nice to have a break - I've spent some time on a fishing trip with my wife's family and some friends in the Gulf of Mexico and generally just enjoyed being at home for a while," said Edwards.

"But there's no doubt I'm looking forward to going racing again. I had a disappointing weekend in Germany at the last round and it's been hard to forget that, so it'll be nice to have the chance to get back to the form we had shown in previous weeks."

Of the six riders currently in contention for the runner-up position, Gauloises Yamaha rider Edwards has been the most consistent, scoring points in every round this season. A continuation of this, coupled with occasional flashes of race-winning potential, indicate an exciting end to the season for the former World Superbike Champion.

"I like Brno, Motegi, Sepang, Qatar... pretty much all the tracks that are coming up, so I'm excited about what the next few races will bring," he declared. "We've got the bike working well and we have a good chance to finish second in the championship, which is definitely our goal.

"Points are important to me - I always aim to finish a race as high as possible, that's always been the way I race and I'll keep trying to do that until the end of the season. At the same time it would be great to win a I'm going to try for both!"



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