Tech 3 Yamaha rider Colin Edwards, very grateful to the medical team who treated him after the accident at Catalunya last week. Because the hard work that he could make the podium at Silverstone Circuit, England, Sunday (06/12/2011).
WAG United States is broken collarbone injury due to accidents during free practice on Friday (03/06/2011) in Spain. The next day, he immediately underwent surgery and was forced to miss the Catalunya GP.
Although not yet 100 percent fit, Edwards came to Silverstone with a condition that is promising. He showed good performance during free practice, and managed to occupy the eighth position during qualifying.
When the race that took place in very wet conditions, Edwards appeared to be impressive because it succeeded in poking the three riders in front. After that, he profited from the accident that befell Jorge Lorenzo and Marco Simoncelli that former teammate Valentino Rossi in the Yamaha can go up on the podium number three.
"I really do not know what to say," said Edwards. "I have a good doctor, he did a great job. My Collarbone was not become a big issue."
Edwards said the weather conditions at Silverstone has been very difficult to handle. However, with patience, he can achieve encouraging results.
"It's unbearable," he said. "After about 10 or 11 laps, it was like, 'Well, can we reach the finish flags because we know where we will finish it ....' It's hard to keep it on the bike. "
Casey Stoner's victory remains the largest news British MotoGP title, but the racer with the most surprising performance is Edwards. Starting the race from eighth position, the drivers from the United States was then able to go up lectern
The success was remarkable because the new Edwards had an accident in free practice sessions Friday at the MotoGP last week that made Catalonia suffered fractures collarbone. He had surgery on Saturday and race on Sunday, despite failing to finish.
He also praised his team, Tech 3 Yamaha, as well as mechanical Guy Coulon, which provides a competitive bike even though there are major changes in the setting of warm-up and race.
"We did not even try setting that we use during this weekend," said Edwards. "We came out this morning with a setting that is completely different, and it does not work so we start the race with totally different thing and it worked fine."