“That's where I intend to be”
Colin Edwards has not enjoyed a particularly fruitful relationship with the Sachsenring circuit, starting in his MotoGP debut year of 2003 when he was involved in a spectacular fireball crash from which he was lucky to escape without injury.
With a best result there of fifth place in 2004, the Texan is keen to set the record straight and register a top result in preparation for his home race at Laguna Seca.
"I've never gone great at Sachsenring and it's definitely not one of my favourite tracks on the calendar, but our bike's a lot different to last year so I'm actually looking forward to the race", says Edwards. "I like racing at the front and that's where I intend to be. Assen was disappointing because I expected more and I had the pace, but now we just need to take t hat to Germany and put things right. I found a front-running pace in Assen and now we are expecting things to work in Germany too.”
"The track has two different parts - one where it's very difficult to overtake and another which requires a massive physical effort because it works the left-hand side of your body really hard.
The tyres are under a lot of strain and it's vital to make the right choice so they don't overheat on the left-side. Generally I get along okay with the layout and there are always a lot of fans so it should be a good weekend."