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Exclusive: Colin Edwards Says He's Going To MotoGP On A V5 Honda



Copyright 2002, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.

By David Swarts

Colin Edwards will be riding a Honda RC211V in the 2003 MotoGP World Championship. That’s the word from Jerry Jirkovsky of Pirelli/Bridgestone tire vendor California Race Services.

“I’m out here at Firebird International Raceway (near Phoenix, Arizona) vending tires for the track day before this CCS weekend, and Colin Edwards just shows up,” said Jirkovsky. “There’s only about 40 bikes here. So it kind of blew everybody away.

“I asked him, ‘So, are you still riding the Ducati next year?’ He goes, ‘Nah, it looks like plans have changed. I’ll be riding a V5 Honda in MotoGP next year.” Edwards went on to tell Jirkovsky that he was in town to do autograph signings at local dealerships, but his Honda RC51, which was shipped over for the appearances, was held up due to the strike by workers at the Los Angeles port.

Jirkovsky said Edwards showed up around 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time, stayed for about 15-20 minutes signing autographs and left.
 

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I just saw this. Looks like MotoGP is the place to be in 2003. Unfortunately 90% of the top riders appear to be on Hondas. :(

I wonder what WSB will be like with the reduced teams and the loss of riders? It looks to me like World Supersport and AMA 600 will provide some of the best racing in 2003. They are the only series where all the major Japanese manufacturers are represented.
 

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I am glad to see Colin in GP. I hope he kicks ass and then goes on to a different team. I love the way he shamed them into getting a ride. Just goes to show that the cream always rises to the top.
 

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I'm glad Colin got the ride he wanted. But I too am not looking forward to another Honda Cup, GP season. Yawn.
 

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Great, another top Honda rider, it's not bad enough that the 4s are so smooth that the racing has become boring
 

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Even though I'm a major Honda fan, I too am getting kinda bored with Honda destroying the competition like they are. Man, that fuggin 211 is ONE HELLUVA unbelieveable bike, just unreal. I would really like to see "lesser" riders like Nicky on the Honda bike and a "better" rider like Edwards on a Yami or some other GP bike.

Ya know, in years past GP held no interest for me. But now, it's getting really interesting. All of these technologies are just plain exciting. It seems you can only go so far with 2-stroke. They're just pulling stuff everywhere for the 4-strokes. Never in my life would I have thought I'd see 4-strokes putting out 220rwhp and the bikes weighing what they do. I think I'm gonna have to upgrade my cable package come next season and get a TIVO!
 

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Does anybody know where Eric Bostrom is going? His name has been everywhere at one time or another. Last I heard he was staying in ama, but on the short list for GP if anything happens.
 

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Does anybody know where Eric Bostrom is going? His name has been everywhere at one time or another. Last I heard he was staying in ama, but on the short list for GP if anything happens.
He is signed to Kawasaki. no idea where his main job is, but it is rumored he will have "floater" status on the GP bike. In otherwords, no one really knows.:rolleyes:
 

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He is signed to Kawasaki. no idea where his main job is, but it is rumored he will have "floater" status on the GP bike. In otherwords, no one really knows.:rolleyes:
Well on the bright side, Ben (Honda) vs. Eric (Kawi) would be cool to watch.

Maybe Maladin will even find a rear shock he likes and be competitive again. :laughing
 
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