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Edwards keen to show potential

Edwards keen to show potential

Edwards keen to show potential

Colin Edwards says his army of fans at Assen will see the true ‘Texan Tornado' this weekend after an irregular start to the season which has seen the popular American struggle to keep pace with the lead riders in MotoGP. Edwards knows the secrets to Assen and stood on the podium here several times during his dominance of the World Superbike series, a factor he believes will be crucial to his Grand Prix renaissance at the Dutch TT.

"Assen is a circuit that I really love and I had some important victories there during my time in Superbikes," comments Edwards. "I always feel good there whether it's wet or dry and I'm very keen to get to Holland and get a good result.

"On the Monday after the race at Catalunya I rode 91 laps, around 430 kilometres, which is more than I had done all weekend! The main objective was to find a few solutions to reduce the chattering, a problem that all the Honda riders are having.

"We did a whole stack of tyre tests with Michelin to try and find something that best suits my riding style. The chattering still exists, so it is a case of finding a setting which affects us the least.

"I need to get my confidence in the front end back so that I can ride less aggressively, more smoothly and get a good race rhythm together. I'm confident that there will be a change at Assen, I know the circuit very well and I'm sure that will be reflected in the results."

MotoGP, 2004, GAULOISES TT ASSEN, Colin Edwards

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