MotoGP needs rider shake-up, says Colin Edwards
Colin Edwards reckons a big shake-up of the rider line-up for 2011 would inject massive interest into the MotoGP world championship.
Former factory Yamaha team-mate Valentino Rossi is being strongly linked with a lucrative move to Ducati next season, while 2007 world champion Casey Stoner looks like he will switch to Honda.
And Monster Yamaha Tech 3 rider Edwards reckons two of out of the big four in MotoGP moving is what the sport badly needs.
The double World Superbike champion told MCN: “I’d like to see a shake-up. I think a shake-up of the whole paddock is what it needs.
“I think if you send Stoner to Honda and Valentino over to Ducati and if Jorge (Lorenzo) stays, then it will be awesome. I think in the old days when they all moved, we need some of that back.
“That would be awesome. I’m a Yamaha man but I wouldn’t like to see Valentino and Jorge on the same team next year. It needs something different.
“Nicky (Hayden) is doing a good job this year but I would say if there are two guys in this paddock who could get on and ride that Ducati, it would be Valentino and Jorge.”