Colin Edwards will not take part in Estoril race after crash

Sunday, 6 May 2012

NGM Mobile Forward Racing's Colin Edwards was involved in a crash on Saturday during the qualifying session with Randy De Puniet, during which the American broke his left collarbone and will be unable to race today.

After the crash Colin Edwards was taken to the Circuits clinic and was taken care of by Dr. Sarmiento and his team. He was under observation after the accident and was released to leave the clinic later that night.

Unfortunately the American rider will have to fly to Barcelona today in order to have surgery on his left collarbone. The surgery will most likely be performed by Dr. Javier Mir on Monday.

Kornelis Veldeman – Crew Chief

"We solved a few problems that we had in the morning. We did a few laps on old tires and when we changed to the news tires. With the old tires he already improved the lap time from the fasted one he made this morning. The bike seemed to feel good for him and it's just a shame to finish the weekend like this with such an unfortunate crash."

Marco Curioni – Managing Director

"Our main concern is Colin's wellbeing. We are hoping he will have surgery performed on Monday by Dr. Javier Mir in Barcelona and this is our main concern. The only positive outcome of today would be that the difficulties encountered during Saturday morning's free practice were solved and during qualifying unfortunately he wasn't able to get in his fast lap."

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