Colin Edwards to test Tech 3 Moto2 bike

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Colin Edwards will switch Grand Prix classes for a brief spell next month when he lends his vast experience to the Tech 3 Racing Moto2 project.

The Texan is being lined up to test the French squad’s bike at a Moto2 session on November 8 immediately after the final race in Valencia.

Edwards, who currently rides for the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 MotoGP squad with compatriot Ben Spies, will test a new chassis as the squad begins preparations on its new 2011 Moto2 machine.

A source said: “Colin seems well up for it. It will be a big change for him but he seems keen to help the team out and give them some feedback on the bike. He obviously has a lot of experience and it could be a useful experiment.”

Tech 3 Racing has not yet unveiled its 2011 Moto2 line-up with Yuki Takahashi and Raffaele de Rosa both certain to move on.

Edwards recently signed a new one-year deal with the Tech 3 MotoGP squad and he will be joined by British rider Cal Crutchlow next season.

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Matthew Birt

By Matthew Birt