“We've just got to go step-by-step”
Colin Edwards returned home to Texas for a short break after the Brno tests, which saw him complete extensive tyre work alongside Michelin's engineers.
The American also tried some new starting maps but despite his knowledge of
the circuit he admits it will be an entirely different kind of map that he will need on Friday morning!
"I remember the old layout well so I think my mechanics are going to have to remind me which way to go round the track!", jokes Edwards. "Of course I knew the old track well from my Superbike days and I've had some great races there, I liked it a lot. However all that knowledge is pretty much out of the window now we're going the other way around so I'm pretty much just viewing it as a new track. Of course I know my way around the town well and where to get the best ice cream, but I think I just need to forget everything else I remember about it!”
"The test at Brno was important to try and get some more data for the tyres because the new tyre rules don't you give much opportunity to try new things during a Grand Prix.
We found a front that I'm pretty happy with and made some improvements with the rear so hopefully that will help. We're not expecting miracles but we've just got to go step-by-step and keep the faith. I've been home for a few days so I'm well rested and looking forward to reacquainting myself with Misano!"