Edwards signs with Yamaha for 2005Edwards signs with Yamaha for 2005
Yamaha have today announced the signature of Colin Edwards on a two-year contract in their factory MotoGP team from 2005. The Japanese factory confirmed that Edwards will replace Carlos Checa on official machinery as team-mate to Valentino Rossi.
“We are delighted to announce the arrival of Colin to our factory MotoGP Team,” commented Lin Jarvis, Managing Director of Yamaha Motor Racing. “Colin started his international racing career with Yamaha in our factory World Superbike Team from 1995 to 1997.
“Since then he has had a successful career in World Superbike and MotoGP. His return to Yamaha as a professional, experienced and successful racer will surely be an asset to our factory team, and we are expecting great things from him on the YZR-M1.
“The arrival of Colin also marks the end of our working partnership with Carlos. We would like to thank Carlos for his many years of dedicated contribution to Yamaha.
“Having worked closely together for six years since the start of the Yamaha factory GP Team, it was felt by Carlos and Yamaha that the time had come for both of us to make a change and seek new challenges. We wish Carlos every success for the future.”
And after witnessing that none onboard a honda can help develop the RCV211. I was pretty sure that Texas Tornado gonna be in the driving seat for the next season.....
surprise surprise, without Rossi and Collin...who is up to the job.
I foresee Honda going back to their bad habit of decorating thier Race Machine with all kinda christmas lightings for 2005.