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Edwards and Crutchlow refreshed and ready

Edwards and Crutchlow refreshed and ready

The Monster Yamaha Tech 3 pair are prepared for the Gran Premi Aperol de Catalunya this weekend after a two-week break since Le Mans.

After another break of two weeks the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 team rolls on with their 2011 campaign and will start the first of two consecutive races in Catalunya, Spain this weekend.

The all-important home race for the French-based Tech 3 squad in Le Mans two weeks ago was overshadowed by some bad luck for Colin Edwards and Cal Crutchlow as they both crashed during the race and only Edwards could rescue some crucial points by finishing the race in 13th place.

The American has worked with his crew to improve the chassis set-up in recent weeks and the outcome of this work means he is now looking forward to getting back on track in Montmeló this weekend.

Crutchlow, who was disappointed at not being able to give his hard-working team some glory in their home race, is looking forward to learning another new track in his rookie year in the premier class. The British rider is a big fan of the challenging and technical layout of the Catalunya venue and he hopes he will be able to fight for another top ten finish this weekend.

Colin Edwards:
"I am looking forward to Barcelona and to some heat. It was a little cold at the previous race in Le Mans. I never really had what I would say a great result there apart from fifth or sixth in testing. But I like the track and I am looking forward to riding there with the new chassis set-up that we have been running. It feels good but we should see how it goes there.”

Cal Crutchlow:
“Catalunya will be another new track for me. I am looking forward to going there as the track looks good. I had a strong result in qualifying in Le Mans and it was a shame that I crashed in the race, but if we can continue where we were at the previous race without the mistake I would be happy. I think we are going in the right direction and as always I will be doing my best."

Tags:
MotoGP, 2011, GRAN PREMI APEROL DE CATALUNYA, Cal Crutchlow, Colin Edwards, Monster Yamaha Tech 3

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