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Edwards almost grabs pole at Yamaha's Home Race



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Ive got to admit that I thought Id done enough for pole position today. Ill even admit that the time I did with my first tyre I thought might be good enough. I thought Im just going to kick back with a coffee but the boys starting knocking down the times and when I did my second lap of 32.7, I thought that is going to be close to pole. I was out on my last tyre and I was hammering it but still felt pretty comfortable like I had more in reserve. Then I came out of the bottom hairpin and Marco was in front of me, but he was a good fifteen bike lengths clear. He stayed way over to the left and I thought okay, hell look back and see me. But he didnt look back and unfortunately it cost me a bit of time, which is a little frustrating. I almost ran into the back of him and I had to stand the bike up and run over the inside of the kerb. Maybe if I had just kept the throttle wide open Id have still got a fast time. It could have been pole position because Id matched Dani through the first two splits and the strongest section for Yamaha has always been T4.
With our chassis and the way the bike handles the bike works like a dream in the last section, so I was confident that Id have made up some time in that last part. I was certainly going to give it a go. Im still happy to be on the front row, but pole would have been nice for the Tech 3 team in their home race. The bike is working awesome and Michelin has done a great job. For Tech 3 and Michelin this is a massively important race, and Ill be giving it everything tomorrow. On race tyres we have been fast and consistent all weekend and Im feeling good.

1 Daniel Pedrosa Honda HRC 1:32.647
2 Colin Edwards Yamaha Tech3 1:32.774
3 Casey Stoner Ducati MotoGP 1:32.994
4 Valentino Rossi Yamaha Factory 1:33.157
5 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha Factory 1:33.269
6 Nicky Hayden Honda HRC 1:33.286
7 James Toseland Yamaha Tech3 1:33.396
8 Chris Vermeulen Suzuki MotoGP 1:33.440
9 John Hopkins Kawasaki Racing 1:33.628
10 Andrea Dovizioso Honda Scot 1:33.689
11 Loris Capirossi Suzuki MotoGP 1:33.707
12 Randy De Puniet Honda LCR 1:33.723
13 Shinya Nakano Honda Gresini 1:34.077
14 Antonio Elias Ducati d Antin 1:34.561
15 Alex De Angelis Honda Gresini 1:34.670
16 Sylvain Guintoli Ducati d Antin 1:34.747
17 Marco Melandri Ducati MotoGP 1:35.081
18 Anthony West Kawasaki Racing 1:35.349
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Hopefully he does well in the race....

that statement is getting to be a little old.

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there will be more excusees why he SHOULD be winning races but doesnt on race day...



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I just want him to win one. Just one that's all I'm asking for Lord!!!

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Nice to see him up front and enjoying his last year.


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