Colin Edwards' Last U.S. MotoGP Lap At Indy

NGM Forward Racing and Edwards have announced the Texas Tornado’s retirement from racing. Alex de Angelis will ride for the team in the second part of the 2014 season.

Edwards says that the Indy GP was hard work and he's just glad the race is over. Now it's time for "part B" in life.

The two-time World Superbike Champion (2000 and 2002), 1992 AMA Champion and MotoGP star will not race at Brno as originally expected, however, he will continue to be part of the NGM Forward Racing Team, contributing to the development of the machine and doing some wild cards. Alex de Angelis will ride for the team for the second part of the 2014 season.

In his third season with Forward Racing, the 40-year-old Texan rider has been largely responsible for the growth and success of the team, embarking on the adventure of the CRT project in 2012 and 2013 and the Open class this year.

According to the NGM Forward team, Edwards will not compete at the next race in the Czech Republic as originally planned; however Edwards says he will definitely be at Silverstone.

Team owner Giovanni Cuzari said, “I’d like to thank Colin Edwards for everything he has done for our team. Our adventure in MotoGP has started thanks to him. Two times World Superbike Champion and successful rider in MotoGP, he accepted the challenge of the CRT project with us, scoring the first ever pole position and CRT win in Qatar 2012 in the year debut of this new class. From that race we have constantly grown, improving the results.”

“It was thanks to his experience that last year we chose the best package on the grid to race together in the new Open category. His contribution has been crucial and we now have eight wins out of 10 races. We will see Colin again this year as a wild card and he will always be part of the Forward Racing family. I’d like to thank Colin once again, he is an amazing rider and a great man.”

Valentino Rossi celebrating Edwards' farewell at the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix.

Edwards, who crossed the Brickyard finish line in 15th place, stated, “It has been a great weekend here at Indy with lots of support from the family, the friends and the team. I’m not 100% certain about how many races I will do until the end of the season but for sure I will be in Silverstone, whether I will be racing or not. I have big support there and I cannot miss this appointment. I am thinking about my future, the different possibilities. I’m happy and I look forward to the second part of my life.”

A military friend handed him a flag at turn 8 for an emotional last lap around IMS. Edwards says he will definitely race at Silverstone but unsure of plans after that. It’s time to move on to “plan B” in life.
A military friend handed him a flag at turn 8 for an emotional last lap around IMS. Edwards says he will definitely race at Silverstone but unsure of plans after that. It’s time to move on to “plan B” in life.
Valentino Rossi celebrating Edwards' farewell at the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix.
According to the NGM Forward team, Edwards will not compete at the next race in the Czech Republic as originally planned; however Edwards says he will definitely be at Silverstone.
Edwards says that the Indy GP was hard work and he's just glad the race is over. Now it's time for "part B" in life.