Honda F#*KED UP.
Edwards Confirms He's With Aprilia for 2003
edwards attains lifelong dream of gp ride
by dean adams
Wednesday, October 16, 2002
Reigning world Superbike champion Colin Edwards II confirmed moments ago that he will ride for Aprilia in Grand Prix next year, shunning a Honda offer that would have put him on a V5.
"I'm done," Edwards stated, "I'm with Aprilia for next year and I'm pumped. I leave a week from today to go to Italy to see the race shop and get ready."
The team will be on Michelin tires, according to Edwards. "Michelin did not want to risk losing me and all the inside knowledge I have to Bridgestone. We'll be getting the best Michelins they make in MotoGP."
Edwards detailed what his two offers were. "I had the opportunity to go to GP with my old Castrol team. We would have had a great team, but we would have been about seventh on Honda's list, and we'd been on Bridgestone tires. I don't know. It was a hard choice to make, but I had to do it."