To tackle Istanbul challenge
Colin Edwards heads to Turkey brimming with confidence after his return to the podium in Spain three weeks ago.
Third place at Jerez was the Texan's first rostrum finish since the Grand Prix of China almost one year ago and, after relaxing
at home during the extended Easter break, Edwards is determined to make sure the team don't have to wait that long for his next visit to those hallowed steps.
"It's been good to have some time at home, relaxing and in the knowledge that we did well in Jerez", reflects Edwards. "Now it's time to get back to work and prove that wasn't a fluke by getting amongst the champagne again in Turkey. It's definitely not one of my favourite tracks and it was a really hard race for us last year, but we had a lot of problems then and things are very different this year. We know we're going to lack a bit on the straights but we also know that our bike is working pretty well and hopefully we can make up time in other parts.”
“Obviously everyone's going to be talking about the tyre factor in Istanbul but we're all in the same boat.
Nobody has tested there so everyone's going to have to take some risks with their tyre choices. Basically we've just got to trust Michelin - we thought we were in trouble in Jerez but they were confident they had ‘the' tyre and they were right. They know what they're doing so hopefully everything will be ok!"