MotoGP veteran Colin Edwards has targeted top-five finishes in this year’s championship and says that with the new Yamaha engine/FTR frame combination, the days of 13th-placed finishes are over.
The Texas Tornado, who turns 40 in one month, is well used to Yamaha power and believes the combination of that, the spec Marelli electronics and a fuel advantage over the Factory bikes should make it possible.
“The goal is to go out there and kick ass. I think for Giovanni Cuzari, my team owner, for sponsors as well, this is the year. We had two years of a bit of struggle trying to keep the bike on the grid and get the best results as you can, get as much TV time as possible, trying to be the top CRT and this is the year that we’ve got to go out and show the sponsors and everybody that invested in us, that they did it for the right reasons," said Edwards, speaking to bikesportnews.com.
"I’m looking forward to it. With the package that we’ve got, theoretically, when you look and it and do the math, I really don’t see a reason why we can’t run up in the fop five. The days of finishing 13th or 15th are over!”
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