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Edwards looking forward to Qatari GP

Edwards looking forward to Qatari GP

Edwards looking forward to Qatari GP

Gauloises Yamaha's Colin Edwards will be eager to bounce back this weekend in Qatar after struggling with set-up difficulties over the last few rounds. Last year's Qatari GP was a high point in the American's MotoGP campaign as he came closer to victory at the Losail International Circuit than at any other venue on the calendar, and the American is hoping to go one better this time around. Edwards' second place finish in Qatar was one of only two podium finishes he managed in 2004 and, since then, he has scored points at all seventeen races.

"I liked the circuit in Qatar right from the beginning last season," says Edwards. "I had one of my best races of the year and I've been looking forward to this weekend ever since my bad run started at Sachsenring. It has a real mixture of corners and even though the surface is a little dirty, if you can get a good grid position and get away at the front then you have a chance. Things haven't gone our way recently but I still think I can win a race before the end of the season and there is no reason why it can't be here."

"We had a lot of unexpected problems at Sepang, but we had a long meeting after the race on Sunday and hopefully things can work out in Qatar. It will be very hot again, as it was in Malaysia, but to be honest I'm not bothered by the heat. It makes life hard for everybody but I feel fit and strong and I'm looking forward to it."

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MotoGP, 2005, MARLBORO GRAND PRIX OF QATAR, Colin Edwards

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