MotoGP: Challenge is on for 2010

Published on February 5th, 2010

It was all talks about their brand new bikes and renewed rivalries between Lorenzo and Rossi, but friendship seemed to be blooming between Colin Edwards and Ben Spies during Yamaha’s press conference in Sepang International Circuit yesterday.

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Rossi seemed to be in good spirit, holding on to the fastest lap among the riders in Sepang. “We try to give it our best from the very first day and we’ve achieved good lap times during the test.”

“I hope that there will be more battles this year, compared to previous years. We have a lot of new riders, we have a lot of expectations and we’re going to give our best.”

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Colin noted that the bike felt more responsive compared to the previous one, and determined to be among the top four riders for MotoGP 2010. When asked regarding his new teammate, Ben Spies, he said that he would continue to help Ben whenever he can and he hopes that they will learn and compare information between each other in order to achieve better results.

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Ben unfortunately couldn’t say much regarding the new bike, but said that “it’s a lot different now riding for MotoGP, but Colin helps me out from time to time. I have a lot to learn and this is a learning year for me. MotoGP bikes are just so different from Superbikes, but I think I can do it. We just have to start right now.”

It’ll be definitely a four-corner fight for the title this year (Lorenzo, Rossi, Pedrosa and Stoner), but Colin might just have something else to say. “Today, everything seems to be more equal and I’m happy with the package I got. The new bike is fantastic,” he said.

The season will start on April 11 2010 in Qatar. Head over to MotoGP for details.

text: Al-mu Syahrisyawal Ahmad  pix: Al-mu Syahrisyawal Ahmad & SIC


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