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Edwards singles out Le Mans for best chance of first victory

Edwards singles out Le Mans for best chance of first victory

“If I’m going to win a race, it will be there,” says American star.

Three pole positions, four second places and six third places to his name leave Colin Edwards with just one more Grand Prix honour missing from his CV. Time is running out for the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 rider to take that elusive first win, and the ‘Texas Tornado’ has singled out the upcoming Grand Prix de France as his return to the Last Chance Saloon.

“Let’s go to Le Mans. I’m ready,” said Edwards, rubbing his hands with glee. “If I’m going to win a race, then it’s going to be there, as I’ve always gone good at the track. Now that the field has evened out with the tyres I’m really looking forward to the race,” he added, his voice picking up after reflecting on a disappointing round at Jerez.

“I’ve never liked this place. I had one good result here, and always spend the entire weekend setting up the bike. If we’d used this setting before then we would maybe have realised that it didn’t work either. We just had no rear grip and no real ‘push’ –something that we need to dip into the corners.”

Edwards will hope to have such problems revolved for Le Mans, where he gave the France-based Yamaha satellite squad a home podium in 2008.

MotoGP, 2009, GRAND PRIX DE FRANCE, Colin Edwards, Monster Yamaha Tech 3

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