Colin wants to bounce back
Despite making a bright start to the season a run of bad luck and even worse weather has hindered the progress of Colin Edwards in recent weeks, leaving him languishing in tenth place in the championship.
The ‘Texas Tornado' is desperate
for three fully dry free practice sessions this weekend as he aims to rediscover feeling and confidence with his YZR-M1 but in any case he has a good record at the circuit in wet conditions, having won the ultra-competitive pre-season ‘qualifying' session in a torrential downpour just over a year ago.
"Mugello was a nightmare for me but it's behind us now and luckily Barcelona is a track I like a lot more", says Edwards. "I know I'm good in the wet there too after winning the ‘qualifying' at the pre-season test in 2006 so if we get hit by the bad weather that seems to have been following us around then we should be okay this time!”
"Basically we've got to get our heads down from Friday morning and be right up there from the very first session.
We lost one of only two dry practices in Mugello because we were trying something that didn't work and we can't afford for that to happen again. We know we've got the package to be competitive so it's just a case of making the right decisions, getting some confidence going again and moving forward."