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Colin Edwards arrives 'home'

Colin Edwards arrives 'home'

Colin Edwards arrives 'home'

Colin Edwards is hoping for a return to his best form at Phillip Island this weekend, a race he considers to be his ‘home' Grand Prix on the current calender. Whilst MotoGP does not return to the USA until next season, Edwards' father lives in Australia and the ‘Texas Tornado' has plenty of family and friends offering him support Down Under.

"Phillip Island is like my home Grand Prix because my family live there, my dad to be exact, and he always comes to watch me," explained Edwards, who followed up his second place at Qatar with a disappointing eleventh at Sepang.

"When I go to Australia it feels the same as when we used to go to Laguna Seca with the Superbikes, although there is also more pressure."

Edwards has finished on the podium in World Superbike races at Phillip Island on eight occasions, including a win in 2001, and admits the circuit holds fond memories for him "It is my favourite circuit and I don't have strong or weak points there," he says.

"There is a good combination of fast and slow corners, changes in direction... a bit of everything. The atmosphere is perfect – there are a lot of people there and the welcome they give you is extraordinary.

"Any excuse to go out and celebrate with friends is a good one – hopefully I will have good reason on Sunday!"

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MotoGP, 2004, CINZANO AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX, Colin Edwards

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