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Edwards: "Pretty excited about the new bike"

Edwards: 'Pretty excited about the new bike'

Edwards: "Pretty excited about the new bike"

Colin Edwards completed his second test session on the 800cc Yamaha at Jerez and the American was happy with the steady progress of the new machine.

"I had a small technical problem near the end of the day so I had to stop a little bit early, but other than that it's been another good day all round," said Edwards. "We tested quite a lot more front tyres but honestly the best tyre package we found was what we tried first thing in the morning straight out of the box; that felt pretty good! Other than that we just kept on playing around with the general set-up, trying to learn as much as possible about the new bike. We tried a different chassis today, it's one Valentino's been testing and it's definitely the best one so far."

"We weren't really looking for times but we ran pretty consistently in the low 41's all day and I definitely felt like I could have found a bit more if I'd needed to push hard. Overall it's been a really good test and I am pretty excited about the new bike; we've come on in leaps and bounds in just the six days I've ridden it. Now I am heading home and looking forward to a nice relaxing Christmas with the family before we get going again in January!"

MotoGP, 2006, Colin Edwards

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