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Edwards signs new Yamaha contract

Colin Edwards
Edwards is a former World Superbikes champion

Colin Edwards has signed a new one-year deal to stay with Tech 3 Yamaha next season, alongside James Toseland.

The 34-year-old is on a fine run of form, with two podium finishes, four top five finishes and one pole position so far this year.

"His contribution to our improvement has been very important for the team," said Yamaha chief Lin Jarvis.

"Colin played an important role in 2008 pre-season development. We're very happy to have retained him for 2009."

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Next year will be Edwards's fifth season riding for Yamaha in MotoGP, during which time he has been one of the most consistent performers in the championship.

Although he has never won a race, he has scored points in all but 10 of his 94 MotoGP races.


see also
MotoGP on the BBC
17 Jul 08 |  Motorbikes
MotoGP world championship
13 Jul 08 |  Motorbikes
Matt Roberts' MotoGP round-up
13 Jul 08 |  Motorbikes
Stoner win blows title race open
13 Jul 08 |  Motorbikes
Matt Roberts' MotoGP round-up
28 Jun 08 |  Motorbikes
Tech 3 extend Toseland's contract
12 Apr 08 |  Motorbikes


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