Colin Edwards has made no secret of his dissatisfaction with his current position in MotoGP. Almost from the beginning of the year, the Monster Tech 3 Yamaha rider has complained about a lack of acceleration from his satellite Yamaha, and the Texan's complaints have fueled rumors that Edwards may be in his last year in MotoGP.
It appears that there is some substance to those rumors. In an interview with the leading American website Superbikeplanet.com, Edwards admitted to Dean Adams that World Superbikes is looking increasingly attractive to the Texan. "That's what is enticing," Edwards told Superbikeplanet, "to look at that scenario and finish my career with a World Championship or two." His children have never seen their father on the top step of the podium, despite the fact that Edwards is a double World Superbike champion with 31 WSBK victories to his name, and this is a powerful factor motivating Edwards to consider the switch back to WSBK, Edwards admitted.
Though Edwards' complaints center around the performance of the satellite Yamaha, the Monster Tech 3 rider acknowledged that the problem was not so much the Yamaha, as steps forward made by Ducati and Honda. Edwards pointed out that the Yamahas are lapping faster than last year at most tracks, but the problem was that the satellite Hondas had seen huge gains, especially on corner exit. The performance of the Monster Tech 3 Yamaha team had provided a powerful motivation to Honda, Edwards told Dean Adams. "I think Honda got wise," Edwards said, "and they just said, 'You know what? We'll give our guys some special stuff.'"
More details - and a barrel-load of Colin Edwards' usual fantastic quotes - in the full interview over on Superbikeplanet.com.