Edwards: CoTA Looked Less Than Professional …

COTA used a road grinder to grind down the surface of the track to relieve some of the surface bumps. This left the track in poor shape: dusty, less bumpy perhaps and dirty.


Resplendent in V&H Yamaha magenta, yellow, and black, Colin Edwards de-briefs with his crew chief Jim Leonard.
Resplendent in V&H Yamaha magenta, yellow, and black, Colin Edwards de-briefs with his crew chief Jim Leonard. Michael Makarczyk

 

BT color commentator Colin Edwards II was asked today what he felt of the CoTA surface issues at the USGP.

Prior to the USGP, COTA used a road grinder to grind down the surface of the track to relieve some of the surface bumps. This left the track in poor shape: dusty, less bumpy perhaps, but dirty.

Persons watching the first COTA practice session mistakenly thought that the substance being kicked up by the MotoGP bikes was water and that it was raining. In fact it was completely dry.

Edwards, a former AMA Superbike winner, 250 GP champion and two-time WSBK champion said of COtA’s attempt to fix the track: “It looked very amateurish.”


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