MotoGP: Colin Edwards supports growing influence of electronics

Published: 01 January 2008

Colin Edwards believes the growing influence of electronic rider aids in MotoGP is not seriously harming the sport. 

Former factory Yamaha team-mate Valentino Rossi has been one of the most vocal critics of the increased influence electronics have started to have in MotoGP.

The seven-times world champion believes electronics are now taking away from rider skill, and are making the switch to MotoGP too easy.

But Texan Colin Edwards told MCN: “For me the electronics now make it more of a team effort.

“You got the rider riding the shit out of it anyway, but you got the data guy and the traction control and the torque guy all trying to make the best situation because without those guys I’d be as slow as hell and it is a full team effort.”