Indy MotoGP: Colin Edwards hopeful Yamaha want him for 2010

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Colin Edwards is confident he remains part of Yamaha’s MotoGP plans for the 2010 world championship.

The Texan has yet to secure a deal with the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 squad for next season while he awaits a decision on the plans of fellow American and WSB sensation Ben Spies.

The 35-year-old is enjoying arguably his best premier class campaign as he heads into this weekend’s Indianapolis clash in fifth place in the overall standings.

But a series of consistent performances, which included a brilliant second place in last month’s British GP, hasn’t as yet won him an extended deal with Tech 3.

And with Jorge Lorenzo signing a new factory Yamaha contract earlier this week, the Spaniard crushed the possibility of Edwards making a shock return to partner Valentino Rossi in the Fiat-backed squad.

But Edwards is confident he will be riding a YZR-M1 next season and said: “I've met with Yamaha. They seem to be pretty happy.

"I've given them the better part of most of my life on two wheels, so they seem like they would like me to stick around.

"I would like to stick around. I'm pretty confident that as long as I'm riding motorcycles, Yamaha want to be involved with me.

"I'd like to stay where I am with everybody and with Yamaha. But we have to see financially if everything fits together.”

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Matthew Birt

By Matthew Birt