EDWARDS SCORES FIRST MOTOGP POLE

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Colin Edwards took his debut MotoGP pole and Yamaha's fourth of the season at Le Mans today after a close Qualifying session ahead of tomorrow's French Grand Prix. The 33-year-old Texan's achievement was made all the more impressive as it followed a crash in this morning's practice session, when his M1 high-sided and he fell hard into the gravel trap at turn two. His Fiat Yamaha team-mate … [Read more...]

DISAPPOINTMENT FOR ROSSI AND EDWARDS

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High hopes for Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards went unfulfilled today as the Fiat Yamaha Team riders, who started from first and second on the grid, were both victims of bad luck at Istanbul Park. The pair got a good start and were leading the pack into turn one before Edwards dropped back as he was unable to get enough heat into his tyre and Rossi made a mistake and ran wide at turn … [Read more...]

ROSSI AND EDWARDS LOOK FOR GRIP AT CHILLY JEREZ

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The first European race of the season got off to a slightly shaky start for Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards today, with the Fiat Yamaha Team riders struggling for rear grip at the Andalucian circuit of Jerez. The Italian and the American finished the day in sixth and ninth respectively and the weekend promises to be a close battle, with the top 12 riders all within half a second of each other … [Read more...]

EDWARDS AND ROSSI CONTINUE TO SHINE IN QATAR

Colin Edwards maintained his exemplary pre-season form by topping the unofficial time-sheets once again at the Losail International Circuit in Qatar today, with team-mate Valentino Rossi hot on his heels. The Yamaha pairing continue to forge ahead with the development of their 800cc Yamahas and their hard work is reaping rewards, with both riders feeling confident about the impending … [Read more...]

ROSSI AND EDWARDS BACK TO WORK IN SEPANG

The Yamaha Factory Racing Team’s second test of 2007 got underway in Sepang, Malaysia today, with Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards back out onboard their prototype 800cc machines for another three-day test. With most teams having chosen to test in Australia last week, Yamaha decided to return to Sepang and take advantage of the relatively quieter atmosphere this week, sharing the track with … [Read more...]

EDWARDS BOOKS FRONT-ROW START IN LAGUNA

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Camel Yamaha rider Colin Edwards will start his home Grand Prix from the front row of the grid tomorrow, just missing out on pole position in a thrilling climax to this afternoon’s qualifying practice. Held in sweltering conditions registering 38ºC, the decisive grid session saw Edwards put in his best lap in the final few seconds – the Texan dipping underneath the benchmark set moments … [Read more...]

ROSSI AND EDWARDS BEGIN TOUGH SET-UP JOB AT SACHSENRING

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The Camel Yamaha Team began their preparations for the German Grand Prix at the Sachsenring today with riders Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards working hard to adjust their YZR-M1 machines to the tortuous demands of the MotoGP World Championship’s shortest and slowest circuit. The first day of free practice was held in cloudy yet warm conditions of around 20ºC, with the threat of storms hanging … [Read more...]

ROSSI AND EDWARDS ENCOUNTER SECOND DAY PROBLEMS AT DONINGTON

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British Grand Prix Donington Park, UK Saturday 1st July 2006 Camel Yamaha team-mates Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards will both start from the fourth row of the grid in todays British Grand Prix, after running into set-up problems during the second day of practice at Donington Park. Whilst Rossi continued to ride through the pain from the ankle and wrist injuries he sustained at Assen nine … [Read more...]

EDWARDS MISSES OUT ON WIN – ROSSI IN THE POINTS

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Round: 8 - 2006 MotoGP Assen Circuit: Assen Date: 24 June 2006 Temp: 20ºC Weather: Dry Camel Yamaha Team rider Colin Edwards came within metres of his first MotoGP World Championship victory today after dominating the Dutch TT until a breathtaking finale at Assen. Starting from the front row of the grid Edwards led the way from the first turn and set an electrifying pace that only American … [Read more...]

EDWARDS ON TOP BUT ROSSI INJURED ON EVENTFUL FIRST DAY AT ASSEN

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Dutch TT Assen, Holland Thursday 22nd June 2006 Camel Yamaha Team rider Colin Edwards adapted better than any other rider to the track changes and mixed weather conditions that affected the first day of action at the Dutch TT today, clocking the fastest time in the afternoon session after lapping sixth quickest in the morning. The main concern for Yamaha at Assen today, however, was for the … [Read more...]