Hoping to get back on the podium
After a brief stop at home in the USA, Colin Edwards travels to France hoping for an end to the bad luck that has dogged him for the past two rounds and taken the shine off an otherwise positive start to the 800cc era.
The Texan Tornado
has adapted to the demands of the new machines as well as any other rider in the field and, after being knocked off track on the first lap in Istanbul and then suffering from tyre problems at Shanghai, he is targeting Le Mans as a starting point for a run of podium finishes leading up to the summer.
"China was really gutting for me - after the way my bike worked on Saturday for qualifying I really had my hopes up and it was devastating not to be able to fulfil my potential", says Edwards. "I honestly believe our bike is the best one out there and now I just want to get to Le Mans and prove it! We know we go well there so I'm really hoping I can get back on the podium. We didn't have the right tyre in China but Le Mans is ‘home ground' for Michelin and we've done a lot of testing there over the last couple of years, which will hopefully help.”
"This is always the busiest and most intense part of the season with no time to rest and building up to what is the biggest race of the year for me in Laguna Seca. My target is to arrive there with several podiums under my belt and in a strong position in the championship!"