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Edwards satisfied with Brno “breakthrough”

Edwards satisfied with Brno “breakthrough”

The Monster Yamaha tech 3 rider had a productive test day at the circuit having finished seventh in the race.

Colin Edwards finished the official MotoGP test at Brno fifth fastest on the timesheet as he was able to spend 41 laps assessing different front-end geometry settings and a revised front tyre specification from Bridgestone.

Edwards, who equalled his best result of the season in Sunday’s race with seventh, set a best time of 1’57.512 to finish almost a second faster than his quickest race pace.

Colin Edwards:

“We made a change with the set-up for the race on Sunday and I didn't really have a good feeling with the bike, so we reverted back to the setting I was happy with on Saturday just to try and understand why I wasn't able to run the same pace. I've learned not to race the bike with a setting that we hadn't tested but we thought it would be fine. I tested some different front-end geometry to try and make more progress with the better turning performance we found earlier in the weekend and we've got some more ideas for the future. I tried a new Bridgestone front and I was really happy with that so it was a good test.”

“Although I wasn't happy with the race result, I felt we made a breakthrough with the bike here and I'm really looking forward to challenging for my first top six finish of the season at the next race in Indianapolis.”

Monster Yamaha Tech 3 press release

MotoGP, 2010, CARDION AB GRAND PRIX ČESKÉ REPUBLIKY, Colin Edwards, Monster Yamaha Tech 3

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