Edwards Feeling Good with Jerez Test Top Five Finish

Monster Yamaha Tech3 rider on form in Saturday testing.

A previous winner of the BMW M Award at the MotoGP Official Test, Colin Edwards will be able to focus his Sunday efforts almost entirely on the 45 minute shootout after a positive Saturday in Jerez.

The American placed inside the top five on the opening day of MotoGP riding in Spain, with a fastest time of 1’40.579. The Monster Yamaha Tech3 man seems nearly completely prepared for the year ahead, and was content with his day’s work and team’s winter efforts.

"We hadn’t tried this bike here before, as in November we had the old bike. I’m getting to understand the Bridgestones with this bike and the differences between the chassis. Yamaha have done a great job over the winter, you can see that with three of us in the top five," said Edwards after an early conclusion to his Saturday runout.

"We’ve got a little setting issue; we’re running a bit high at the front mid-corner. We haven’t really messed with things today, so we’ll work to try and fix that tomorrow. It looks as if we need to put the front a little bit lower, which I’ve been feeling too and should be a quick fix."

Edwards was victorious in a wet competition for the 2006 BMW M Award (held at the Circuit de Catalunya in Spain) and is not ruling out the possibility of winning the latest version of the sports car prize, despite some tough competition.

"It’s going to need a magical lap to get that BMW, as Lorenzo, Rossi and Stoner are all going fast, but we’ll give it all that we’ve got," he promised.

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