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Edwards takes positives from ninth place

Edwards takes positives from ninth place

The Monster Yamaha Tech 3 rider ended what had been a difficult weekend with ninth place in the MotoGP race at the AirAsia British Grand Prix.

Colin Edwards was dissatisfied with how his weekend was going after practice and qualifying on Saturday at Silverstone, but the American found a more satisfying level on his Monster Yamaha Tech 3 M1 for Sunday’s race, in which he placed ninth.

Edwards had been struggling to find a rhythm on his bike before race day and was unhappy with the set-up of his machine, but some hard work from his team overnight produced some improvements and the Texan was satisfied with his own display.

“I gave it everything out there. We went faster in the race than we did in qualifying and made a couple of changes to the bike after Saturday and it seemed to work a little bit better,” he said. “Over the first few laps I lost touch a bit with the guys and whenever Stoner came past me I thought I’d catch onto the back of him, but trying to do that to him his almost impossible!”

Edwards continued: “I was happy with the way I rode. I rode well and looking at my lap times there were some good times in there and right towards the end I was ten seconds back, so what can you do? You just have to keep pushing and that’s all I could do.”

The 36 year-old is now looking forward to round six at Assen, which gets underway in only a few days with the first practice session taking place on Thursday.

“We move on and we have some more knowledge and experience about what we need to do for Assen. It’s a track I like and it’s quite free-flowing, not so stop-start. I usually go well there so I’m ready,” he concluded.

MotoGP, 2010, AIRASIA BRITISH GRAND PRIX, Colin Edwards, Monster Yamaha Tech 3

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