Monday, August 29, 2011

Colin Edwards On CRT Teams: "There'll Be Tracks Where CRT Teams Will Surprise Some People"

Colin Edwards' future in MotoGP has been uncertain for some time now, and rumors about what comes next have been circulating continuously. As late as Mugello, there appeared to be a good chance that Edwards could remain with Tech 3, Yamaha boss Lin Jarvis hinting to MotoMatters.com that Edwards' long experience in MotoGP and his unquestionable development skills could play a key role in helping to develop Yamaha's 2012 MotoGP bike, especially important as MotoGP reverts to a 1000cc formula.

Since then, Edwards' star has waned with Yamaha, and the Texan has been linked with rides in World Superbikes and elsewhere. The latest rumor - first published by Britain's MCN, and today confirmed by GPOne.com - is that Edwards could end up on a CRT bike. The Texan has been linked with the Forward Racing team, currently racing with Jules Cluzel and Raffaele de Rosa (who replaced Alex Baldolini) in Moto2. The Forward team is one of the teams whose entry as a CRT has been accepted by IRTA, and is expected to field a BMW-powered Suter in 2012. At a pre-event conference call ahead of this weekend's Red Bull Indianapolis GP, Edwards refused to talk about his future, saying he expected to make an announcement at Misano.

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