Sunday, August 19, 2007

Colin Edwards to join Tech 3 Yamaha for 2008!

Edwards is a good, smooth and sometimes fast rider. But can he win a race in MotoGP?

Earlier in the day, we did a post where Kevin Schwantz, talking to Superbike Planet, says ‘Colin Edwards needs to go where he can win. Wherever that is. It's obviously not at a MotoGP level…’ Now, MCN have confirmed that Edwards is going to Tech 3 Yamaha for the 2008 MotoGP season!

While 250cc world champ Jorge Lorenzo will be riding alongside Rossi next year in the Fiat Yamaha MotoGP team, Edwards will be partnering Brit James Toseland at Tech 3. Toseland and Edwards have earlier been teammates in World Superbikes, with the Castrol Honda team.

Edwards and Rossi have always gotten along well. Probably because Rossi knows he can beat Edwards easily. How will the Texan get along with Toseland, at Tech 3?

Edwards, speaking to MCN, says ‘I’m pretty happy with it. Actually, I’m excited. Yamaha basically said we’ll take care of you but we want you to ride for Tech 3. That was the scenario and I’m happy with that. I’ve always got on great with Herve [Tech 3 boss] and I know most of the guys in the team because I’ve been right next door to them. James and I get along great and we’ve been team-mates before. It will be an easier transition for him and I’ll share everything I’ve got with him to help him out.’

2008 will be Colin Edwards' last season in MotoGP...

Edwards also says he plans to wrap up his MotoGP career at the end of 2008, after which he may race in the AMA Superbike series in the US, with the Yamaha team, for another two years. Well, we think Colin Edwards is one of the nicest guys in MotoGP and he deserves good things happening to him. We, here at Faster and Faster, wish him all the best.

Get the full story at MCN here.

Also see:
The 2007 MotoGP season: Race reports and hi-res wallpaper
Back to the 80s: The Yamaha YZR500...
Rossi: 2008 and beyond...
Who are your motorcycling heroes?
James Toseland: The next Barry Sheene?!
NSU 500 Kompressor: 320km/h in 1956!
Canada: The worst place in the world for superbike riders?

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