On a track he knows well
It has been a difficult few weeks for Colin Edwards and relatively fruitless in terms of results, with the American struggling to get comfortable with his YZR-M1 machine ever since his good early season form was hit by a terrible run of bad luck.
After struggling to finish in the top ten for the past four races, a good result is crucial for the Texan this weekend as he looks to increase confidence and performance levels in the build-up to his home race at Laguna Seca in a month's time.
"I had a lot bigger aspirations for this season than my recent results have shown", concedes Edwards. "After our first few tests and first few races I thought we would be consistently in the top five, but unfortunately that hasn't been the case recently so it's a bit discouraging. At the same time I think you have to bring the positives out of every weekend and learn what you can. I think with Donington coming up we have the chance to turn things around; it's a track that I've always liked - I've won a few races there, stemming back from my World Superbike days.”
"I've got nothing but high hopes going there - I know the track like the back of my hand so I'm staying positive.
As far as I am concerned, the rest of my year involves winning some races. Winning races was my goal in March and it's still my goal now and, despite the last few races, I know we can do it. I think the next two races at Donington and Assen are prime opportunities."