Friday, September 07, 2007

Colin Edwards: “Yamaha know they have to improve!”

Colin Edwards isn't happy with his Yamaha's performance...

Yamaha’s performance in MotoGP has been so incredibly poor this year that even the very good natured, mild mannered Texan, Colin Edwards has been forced to speak out against them. Speaking to MCN recently, Edwards says, ‘Yamaha know they have to improve. That’s something that we really don’t need to discuss. All you have to do is look at our top speed chart anywhere and just watch TV. Just about any bike that we come near, just out accelerates us and you can’t get close enough to out-brake anybody unless they slipstream you. Yamaha needs to do some work but they know that. We'll just wait and see what they come up with.’

By his own standards, Rossi has had a bad season. But he intends to hold on to second place in the 2007 MotoGP world championship

With the Portuguese MotoGP to be held at the Estoril circuit on the 16th of this month, Edwards’ teammate Rossi is all set to do the best he can. Rossi agrees that his championship hopes are finished, but the seven-time world champ, who’s taken four successive MotoGP victories in Portugal (from 2001 to 2004), is still hopeful of doing well at Estoril this year.

‘Hopefully we will be ready in Estoril with a package with which we can fight. We will put all our energies into holding onto our second place [in the championship] and winning as many races as possible, as well as thinking about continuing the development of our package for next year. Now the aim is to have a good end to the season. We have five races left and we will be trying to win all five, even if the championship is out of our reach,’ says Rossi.

Wait for our full race report from Estoril on the 16th!

Also see:
First pics: 2008 Yamaha R1!
Face off: 1989 FZR750RR vs 2008 R1...
First pics: 2008 Yamaha R6 and R125
Colin Edwards to join Tech3 Yamaha in 2008...
Ten years of the Portuguese Grand Prix
2007 MotoGP race reports, features, interviews and hi-res wallpaper!
MotoGP: Dorna CEO says tyre rules may be changed for next year
Kevin Schwantz interviews Valentino Rossi!
Colin Edwards talks about Rossi...

One of our readers just sent these pics. Suddenly, the Triumph Street Triple looks better than ever before. Could that be because of the extra pair of headlamps...?

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