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Tech 3 Yamaha riders review first Bridgestone test

Tech 3 Yamaha riders review first Bridgestone test

Positive assessments of new rubber from James Toseland and Colin Edwards.

One of the teams with the closest ties to Michelin in the 2008 season, Tech 3 Yamaha were starting afresh in Jerez on Wednesday at the MotoGP Official Test. Riders Colin Edwards and James Toseland undertook their first day of testing with Bridgestone tyres, and any fears of a difficult adaptation were soon allayed with both amongst the top six riders at the Spanish circuit.

`The tyres have been good and consistent, and they give a lot of feedback so I´ve been able to get used to them quite fast,´ says Toseland, who after a year of learning finds himself once again playing the attentive student. `We were doing the same pace and a little bit faster than we were earlier in the year, so it shows that in one day we´ve come on a lot.´

For Edwards, the switch in rubber comes after an entire MotoGP career riding with Michelin tyres, but the American was more eager than nervous about the move.

`Obviously I was excited to get out on the Bridgestones and check it out; it´s not the bike that we´re going to have next year, but at least we could get a feel for it,´ said the `Texas Tornado´.<7p>

And the Edwards verdict after first contact, in which he was fourth quickest on Wednesday?

`It felt pretty good! Straight off the bat I thought that there was definitely something that is quite a bit different. You´ve got to ride the bike a bit differently, and we just plugged away with the two different tyres that we had. I´m happy with it.´

Tags:
MotoGP, 2008, James Toseland, Tech 3 Yamaha

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