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Edwards noticing gradual improvements

Edwards noticing gradual improvements

After taking eighth place at Assen the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 rider was more satisfied with his bike, but said there is still a lot of hard work ahead.

Colin Edwards and his Monster Yamaha Tech 3 crew worked intensely throughout the TIM TT Assen to improve his front-end feeling on his M1 machine, and after being frustrated at Silverstone the American was more satisfied with how his bike responded at the Dutch circuit as he placed eight in the race.

There are still some outstanding issues for Edwards and his team to address, but the 36 year-old took encouragement from the progress made as he assessed the situation.

“It was a tough race and we haven’t quite got it sorted yet. We tried some different front-end settings this weekend to try and get a little more feel. I think it’s getting better but I found it difficult to release the brake, that’s the main thing. I feel like I’m having to hold the brake, keep the front load and get it turned. We got lots of information and we go to Barcelona and see if we can improve it and make it better,” explained Edwards.

“I can’t be upset, I left everything out there and rode as hard as I could. It’s different when you know you’re not riding well or didn’t put in all the effort… I’m riding as hard as I can but it’s just not happening at the moment.”

The action continues to come at a fast pace with the Gran Premi Aperol de Catalunya following straight on the back of Assen, and Edwards is looking forward to heading to a track he finished fourth at last year.

“I like Barcelona and I always have done. We’ll go and play around with the setting a little bit and get the bike to turn a little bit better, and we should be good,” he concluded.

MotoGP, 2010, TIM TT ASSEN, Colin Edwards, Monster Yamaha Tech 3

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