Edwards ecstatic after first MotoGP podium
Colin Edwards scored his first ever MotoGP podium last weekend at the Cinzano British Grand Prix after a season and a half competing in the premier class, a full term of which was spent evolving the difficult Aprilia project.
Although it has taken a number of races for the American rider of the Telefónica Movistar team to break into the top three, he has managed to score points in every round so far this campaign.
At the end of Sunday's race (and showing his joy by jumping on GP winner Valentino Rossi in the Parc Ferme) the Ex Superbike World Champion declared his respect and satisfaction with the team for their work throughout the weekend, and revealed that the results were the fruits of his increased level of comfort on the Honda.
"After a really good preseason the championship started with a lot of problems for myself," said the Texan Tornado who now holds fourth position in the standings 69 points behind Rossi.
"I didn't feel comfortable because of the chatter problems. In Germany we managed to sort out the rear end and here we sorted the front. My feeling was quite good ever since I arrived at Donington and it was a fantastic race."
"I pushed hard on the opening laps and when I saw that I couldn't fight with Valentino I just kept my rhythm together to make sure of the podium. I think this could be a turning point for the rest of the championship."