Monster Yamaha Tech3 rider Colin Edwards not ready to retire from motorcycle racing – MotoGP news

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Monster Yamaha Tech3 rider Colin Edwards not ready to retire from motorcycle racing – MotoGP news
Monster Yamaha Tech3 veteran, Colin Edwards is not willing to retire from motorcycle racing world at the end of his Tech3 contract by 2011.
The Texan rider is still motivated to join a CRT or move to WSBK for the 2012 season.
Colin Edwards said, “Probably the worst thing is that I'm not ready to retire. That would make it easy for everybody. But at the moment, I'm still enjoying it. I'm still having a good time, and I'm still motivated. Until that goes away, I'm going to ride
Presently the Texan veteran is ranked at ninth position in the MotoGP world championship. He is a step behind his young compatriots Ben Spies and Nicky Hayden.
Edwards scored a third place on the podium during the wet Silverstone event. He delivered outstanding performance just after a week to his shoulder injury and following surgery. The American rider broke his collarbone during the race weekend at Catalunya.
Though he is the top ranked satellite rider in the world championship and has shown decent performance in the 2011 season, he does not hold a contract for the 2012 campaign.
On the other hand, MotoGP rookie Cal Crutchlow has been much lower in performance in the season and is safe with the 2012 contract.
Meanwhile Edwards is coming to an end to his contract with the Tech3 squad. WSBK rider Eugene Laverty, Moto2 riders Bradley Smith and Stefan Bradl are being linked to get a seat in Edwards’ place. Laverty is playing the as a factory Yamaha rider in the WSBK
series so he has a bright chance to get a seat.
On the contrary, both Moto2 riders Smith and Bradl have charmed the Tech3 team boss, Herve Poncharal. He feels that young riders will bring charm to the team.
Apparently, Yamaha want Edwards to stop his racing career but the attraction for the next season is 1000cc engines. Being an experienced rider of 990cc and 800cc era, he has crucial skills to develop a big engine in the right way.
As the CRTs will need an experienced rider to collect a feedback for successful development, it now depends on the Texan rider whether he would enjoy a seat in CRT or WSBK championship.



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