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Edwards: `I want to stick around next year´

Edwards: `I want to stick around next year´

American could extend MotoGP stay with Tech 3 Yamaha.

MotoGP veteran Colin Edwards is eager to make further appearances in the premier class in 2009, despite original plans for an AMA `retirement package´.

Edwards, who has enjoyed a career renaissance since making a sideways switch from the Yamaha factory team to the Tech 3 satellite outfit, admitted in Thursday´s press conference that he had been swayed by his upturn in fortunes to pursue a further year in MotoGP.

`There was talk about maybe going back to the AMA, but it´d be difficult with the bike working as good as it is, Michelin putting in such a big effort and me feeling so good on the bike to say `see ya, I´m going back to the states´,´ admitted the `Texas Tornado´.

Tech 3 recently confirmed a renovation of their deal with Yamaha, which will run until 2010. They already have rookie James Toseland onboard for 2009, and Edwards is keen to feature in their plans.

`I definitely want to stick around,´ stated the American.

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