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Pole to pole for Edwards

Pole to pole for Edwards

Colin Edwards took the second pole of his MotoGP career at Donington Park on Saturday afternoon, and the Fiat Yamaha also played his part in another success: the raising of a record £217,000 for Riders for Health.

Colin Edwards took the second pole of his MotoGP career at Donington Park on Saturday afternoon, and the Fiat Yamaha also played his part in another success: the raising of a record £217,000 for Riders for Health.

Edwards kindly donated £2,500 to the official MotoGP charity as part of an auctioned ride on the Ducati two seater. To quickly dispel any Edwards to Ducati rumours, a little explanation is necessary: The Texan Tornado purchased two rides on the famous Ducati bike, ridden by former World Championship star Randy Mamola, as a gift for two of his nearest and dearest. Wife Alicia and trusty assistant Pete Denhart were gifted a chance to experience the Donington Park circuit at high speed, helping a worthy cause in the process.

I had Pete on the two seater yesterday, and then got my wife on it today, explained Edwards at the post-qualifying press conference. I think that for Alicia it was a very orgasmic experience!

Never one to shy away from a cheeky innuendo, Edwards didnt disappoint with a subtle parting comment: Its been a great day, and what a way to top it offwith a pole

Returning to the subject at hand, the American explained his flying lap on the Fiat Yamaha, emphasising that it came as little surprise to him.

Ive told everybody before: Our bike with qualifiers is unbelievable. Put the qualifiers on and turn your brain on a little bit, and there you go, said Edwards. Tomorrow looks good come rain or shine. The tyres I have been using are ones from Catalunya, and I feel really comfortable with them. Ive suffered in the last two races after going of on a tyre tangent after Le Mans, but now Im ready for war!

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MotoGP, 2007, NICKEL & DIME BRITISH GRAND PRIX, Colin Edwards

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