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Edwards: "It must be time for a first!"

Edwards: 'It must be time for a first!'

Edwards: "It must be time for a first!"

For Colin Edwards there is only one target this weekend at Donington as he sets his sights firmly on a first MotoGP victory to go with third and second place finishes respectively in the last two rounds.

Edwards has plenty of experience at the British circuit, thanks to his regular appearances there in the World Superbike series, and he will also be looking to make local knowledge count in the same way he did at Laguna Seca.

"I had a good result last year, ending up second, and at the time I was riding a bike I wasn't completely comfortable with," recalls Edwards. "Now I'm going there on the back of a third, a second… I'm guessing it must be time for a first! I like Donington, I always get along with it and it's been one of my favourite tracks for a long time, so we're rolling up there looking to win."

Edwards is currently in his best run of form since joining the MotoGP series two and a half seasons ago and, with just 14 points separating the three riders in front of him, the Texan says he is keen to keep the ball rolling as the team define their objectives for the rest of the season.

"With everything going on around Laguna, all the hype and concerns about the track and everything else, I think it just became one of those pivotal weekends. Barros and Melandri crashed out of the race and the points have scrunched up a lot. As far as the title race is concerned… I'm not saying it's over yet but basically Valentino is gone! So our target is to finish second in the championship, to get a one-two for Yamaha, and we're approaching the rest of the season with that attitude."

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MotoGP, 2005, betandwin.com BRITISH GRAND PRIX, Colin Edwards

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