Former AMA 250 champ and two-time WSBK world champion Colin Edwards II says that he intends to finish most of the 2014 season by racing for Forward Yamaha, as he is contracted to do.
Edwards announced at the Austin MotoGP event that 2014 would be his last as a racer. Next week's Indy USGP event will be Edwards' last MotoGP appearance in America.
The Edwards/Forward situation is murky at best and growing less clear.
Media reports of late have it that Edwards is considering cutting his season short by hanging up his leathers after Indy--supposedly because he has an injured back.
"That's not correct," Edwards wrote in a SMS message. "I'm doing Indy, Silverstone, Misano and Valencia. No secret that I am not getting along with the bike but we can't use the Yamaha chassis next year so I am in charge of getting the Forward chassis operational."
Presumably Forward would be hiring a replacement rider for the fly-away rounds in the Pacific Rim. Alex De Angelis and others have been mentioned as replacement riders.