Edwards announces MotoGP retirement
11 April 2014 – Colin Edwards has announced that he will retire from MotoGP at the end of the current campaign.
Edwards has ridden professionally for 22 years, joining the MotoGP field back in 2003. He went on to claim three pole positions and 12 podiums, with a best championship finish of fourth, achieved during the 2005 campaign.
Before his stint in MotoGP, he enjoyed a highly successful World Superbike career, notching up two titles.
Edwards, who now races for the Forward Racing squad, said during the pre-race press conference for the Grand Prix of the Americas: "In testing this year I could see that I need to change my riding style and it is against my instinct to ride differently so that has had an affect. I also want to spend more time with my wife and children."
He added: "Of course I want to say thanks to Yamaha and everyone who has helped me in my career."