News & Multimedia

Injury Sidelines American MotoGP Star Edwards Until Early June

American Colin Edwards is scheduled to return to the MotoGP World Championship at the Grand Prix of Catalunya on June 3 after undergoing successful surgery May 7 to repair a broken collarbone.  He will miss the next race, the French Grand Prix, on May 20 at Le Mans.

Edwards, from Houston, suffered the injury Saturday, May 5 during a crash in qualifying at the Portuguese Grand Prix at the Estoril Circuit. Randy de Puniet fell in front of Edwards, causing him to crash and miss the race Sunday.

Dr. Javier Mir used 10 screws and a titanium plate during surgery in Barcelona, Spain, to rebuild Edwards’ collarbone, which was fractured in five places. Mir also operated on Edwards’ collarbone when it was broken in a crash last season.

“Doctor Mir and his team have done a great job,” Edwards said Monday. “The surgery was really quick. I’m feeling great, still a little dizzy from the anesthesia, but feeling all right."

“I’m here watching TV and tweeting (@texastornado5). Just want to let everyone know I’m OK!”

Two-time World Superbike champion Edwards joined the NGM Mobile Forward Racing team this season, riding a Suter-BMW machine under the new Claiming Rule Teams regulations. He has competed in MotoGP since 2003.

The NGM Mobile Forward team said it will name a replacement for Edwards this week for the French Grand Prix.

Edwards is tied for 14th in the MotoGP standings this season despite missing the race in Portugal. He is the third-ranking rider on CRT machinery – production-based bikes that are slower and less technologically advanced than prototype machines.

The MotoGP World Championship will compete Aug. 17-19 at the fifth annual Red Bull Indianapolis GP at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
 

Show More Show Less
Now Viewing
Injury Sidelines American MotoGP Star Edwards Until Early June
 
Injury Sidelines American MotoGP Star Edwards Until Early June
American Colin Edwards is scheduled to return to the MotoGP World Championship at the Grand Prix of Catalunya on June 3 after undergoing successful surgery May 7 to repair a broken collarbone. He will miss the next race, the French Grand Prix, on May 20 at Le Mans.
Read More
Related Media
Vendor Marketplace Presented by Westfield Powersports
 
Vendor Marketplace presented by Westfield Powersports Returns to Red Bull Indianapolis GP
Indiana-based Westfield Powersports is returning for a second year with its popular Vendor Marketplace during the eighth Red Bull Indianapolis GP at IMS, Aug. 7-9.
Read More
Sherwin-Williams
 
Sherwin-Williams Joins IMS, INDYCAR as Official Partner in Multi-Year Agreement
Sherwin-Williams, an industry leader in paint and coatings, will serve as the Official Paint and Finishing Partner of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, INDYCAR, the Verizon IndyCar Series, Indianapolis 500 Mile Race, Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Crown Royal 400 at the Brickyard as part of a multi-year partnership agreement.
Read More
MotoAmerica
 
MotoAmerica Coming to IMS for Red Bull Indianapolis GP Weekend
MotoAmerica, the premier U.S.-based motorcycle road racing series, will race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as part of Red Bull Indianapolis GP weekend, Aug. 7-9.
Read More
Jorge Lorenzo
 
Cycle World Interview: Jorge Lorenzo
Yamaha MotoGP rider Jorge Lorenzo has one goal in mind: winning his third MotoGP title and writing his name in the MotoGP history book as the man who beat the three strongest riders of the last 20 years—Valentino Rossi, Casey Stoner, and Marc Marquez. Halfway through the 2015 season, the hunt for the MotoGP title is between the two Yamaha riders, Lorenzo and Rossi.
Read More
Sebastien Bourdais
 
Monday Racing Roundup: Bourdais Wins at Milwaukee
Sebastien Bourdais is "The Big Cheese" of Greater Milwaukee. At least that's what is written on the winner's trophy he lifted in Victory Circle following the 113th Indy car race at The Milwaukee Mile on Sunday.
Read More
Items 1 - 5 of 506
Reserve one of our hospitality suites for your next event!
To start planning your event at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway please fill out our Information Request Form or contact Laura Wyamn at (317) 492-8557 or email at lwyman@brickyard.com.
Latest Tweets
Three-time AMA Superbike champ & MotoGP winner, @BenSpies11 is on the Blog for @RedBullINDY! http://t.co/QyuSWhRaKy http://t.co/WOxwmJgC5U
about 5 hours ago