Racing this weekend at Indianapolis would seem to be the last moment for Colin Edwards to appear in public alone. Because the future of the U.S. rider was not sure if still competing in the MotoGP arena or not, on the upcoming season.
Edwards Yamaha Tech 3 has been strengthened since four years ago. However, until now the Texas-born rider has not yet signed a contract extension with the satellite team, so he has the option to move to World Superbike.
Nevertheless, these conditions did not give a bad image of Edwards that the performance of the season. Facts show that he is six times in a row to finish in the top 10 and currently is ranked ninth standings. Edwards be a rider in the top spot for the category of non-factory team.
"Racing at home, in America, for the second time in as many weeks is of course awesome, and I'm really looking forward to this weekend," said Edwards, who finished eighth in the race at Laguna Seca last July.
"The race at Indianapolis is always pretty special because you have a mystique and history of the place, and I am really pleased to be part of it.
"The people at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has done a fantastic job to make MotoGP success, and hopefully the fans will see an exciting show this weekend.
"The track is not too technical or demanding, but I'm looking forward to it. We all know the track is quite bumpy in some parts, but they have got feedback from us to make improvements, which is brilliant.
"Right now I'm reaching some consistent results, and hopefully it will continue this weekend. I want to continue to encourage that it belongs in the top six, but those in front are the factory team riders, so I think we were all on the team Monster Yamaha Tech 3 has been doing the maximum.
Edwards also became the only rider satellite team that has been on the podium in the 2011 season. That was done at Silverstone, just a week after suffering a broken collarbone injury