New to motogp.com?Register here

Tickets purchase
VideoPass purchase

Edwards not expecting new engine advance for Jerez

Edwards not expecting new engine advance for Jerez

Despite his excellent qualifying showing in Qatar –riding at a considerable power disadvantage in comparison with the majority of his MotoGP rivals- Colin Edwards is not expecting any advance on the full factory Yamaha engine for his Tech 3 version of the M1.

Despite his excellent qualifying showing in Qatar –riding at a considerable power disadvantage in comparison with the majority of his MotoGP rivals- Colin Edwards is not expecting any advance on the full factory Yamaha engine for his Tech 3 version of the M1.

Edwards and team-mate James Toseland have been riding with a hybrid motor thus far in 2008 whilst factory riders Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo enjoy the latest development from Japan. Speculation abounded after the satellite duo made the front row behind Lorenzo at Losail, linking Edwards and Toseland with an advance delivery of the pneumatic valve engine in time for the Gran Premio bwin.com de España, but the `Texas Tornado´ swiftly refuted this and any disadvantage that Tech 3 Yamaha might experience in Jerez.

`We were a little down on power in Qatar,´ admitted Edwards after finishing seventh in the opening race of the season. `In Jerez it shouldn´t be too much of a problem, and in Portugal we´ll get the new engine, so I´m looking forward to starting again.´

Edwards has experienced a career renaissance since his sideways switch in the Yamaha ranks, rejuvenated by his new surroundings. As much as he would have liked to have rewarded the faith placed in him with a podium finish, the American admitted that the rostrum remained just beyond him under the Losail floodlights.

`I left it all out there; You give me a million bucks and I wouldn´t have gone any faster,´ said Edwards, who was at a loss as to why he experienced different fortunes in the race itself.

`We had everything the same, but something just didn´t feel like it did on the Saturday. I was just spinning and sliding everywhere and had to adapt,´ reflected the MotoGP veteran.

Tags:
MotoGP, 2008, GRAN PREMIO bwin.com DE ESPAÑA, Colin Edwards, Tech 3 Yamaha

Other updates you may be interested in ›