Edwards Encouraged By Forward Racing Improvement

Colin Edwards was admitted he was much happier with Forward Racing’s FTR-Kawasaki machine after the second Sepang test than he was at the end of the first. The American broke into the top twenty today but isn’t getting too carried yet, pointing out there are still areas to improve in.

“This second test at Sepang was way better. Every time we have made a change on we could actually feel the difference and that is always a good sign. The main thing here is the electronics, they are kind of inducing a few problems that we are currently having. We are taking it step by step. Electronics is our biggest issue right now; we are trying to figure out how to get it to be consistent. The chassis feels great; we still have a couple things that we can play around with the chassis. The engine feels strong. At Jerez we will be working on electronics and a bit with the chassis from the things that we found. The bike is good, we just need to refine a little bit.”

Claudio Corti was six tenths behind his teammate in 25th and agrees that the electronics are the biggest obstacle standing in their way at the moment.

“This second test has been very positive, I was able to do many laps as opposed to the first test. There has been a lot of improvement but I was hoping to have a better feeling with the bike. We have improved the setting with the bike and made it smoother. We have had the new electronics software and we still have to adjust to it and that has made us lose a bit of time during the test. I have gained confidence with the bike and with the Bridgestone tyres. Our goal is to fix the problems with the electronics and reduce the gap with the top CRTs.”