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Edwards dresses for the occasion at home race

Edwards dresses for the occasion at home race

Colin Edwards will contest his home Grand Prix at Laguna Seca this weekend in a one-off special livery, starting from first practice on Friday.

Colin Edwards will contest his home Grand Prix at Laguna Seca this weekend in a one-off special livery, starting from first practice on Friday. The popular American is known to his legion of fans, both on home shores and worldwide, as the Texas Tornado´ - and this weekend´s livery has been inspired by his famous nickname.

The livery, which is Fiat Yamaha´s second change of the season following the Fiat 500´ inspired bikes in Assen, represents a personal tribute to the two-time World Superbike champion and Edwards has been influential in the design process. The American unveiled the livery personally in pit lane on Thursday afternoon.

´I´m really happy with the final result!´ said the 33-year old. ´The finished article is exactly how I imagined and I think it´s transmitting just the message we were after, mixing the idea of the tornado with the American flag. I´m always very proud to race in front of my home fans and I´m especially pleased to have something extra special to give them this weekend; I´d like to say a big thank you to Fiat for giving me the chance to do something different!´

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MotoGP, 2007, RED BULL U.S. GRAND PRIX, Colin Edwards

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