Colin Edwards and his wealth of experience will be an invaluable asset to help the new Suter/BMW 1000cc MotoGP project develop at a fast rate.
That’s the opinion of Swiss chassis designer Eskil Suter, who has built the frame for the new 1000cc project that is powered by a highly-tweaked BMW S1000RR motor.
Edwards got his first chance to assess the bike in Jerez last week, which only previously been ridden by Mika Kallio, Damian Cudlin and Carmelo Morales, who don’t have the experience or the speed of the 37-year-old American.
Suter told MCN: "I think Colin is going to be a big help because he has the experience of being on the latest factory bikes and he understands how things need to be. This has definitely been a missing point for us so far. Mika had some experience with the Ducati from the year before so we did a good job with him. At this stage though we don’t know what is the status of a factory Yamaha and this is for sure a big help for us and we can use his knowledge and put it on the road. Having him is certainly going to be a big help for the project."
For the exclusive thoughts of Edwards on the Suter/BMW project and his Forward Racing debut, see today’s (November 30) issue of Motor Cycle News.