MotoGP Edwards will partner Toseland at Tech3 Yama

Texan Tornado's whirlwind romance with Fiat Yamaha is over

COLIN Edwards is set to partner James Toseland in the Tech3 Yamaha squad in 2008.

The Tech3 squad will run Michelin tyres in 2008 and, with a rider line-up comprising of two former World Superbike champions, their rider line-up has never looked stronger. Yamaha are expected to improve their support to Tech3, giving the team the chance to put together a more competitive offering in 2008.

Edwards has been Rossi's team mate in the factory Yamaha squad, riding the YZR-M1 since 2005, where his best result of the season was second, behind Nicky Hayden at Laguna Seca.

Edwards has had mixed fortunes in 2007, equalling his career best with another second place, this time at the British GP at a wet Donington Park but the Texan Tornado was more of a gust of wind at the Czech GP in Brno last weekend, as he crashed out on lap two, while pushing hard after a poor start.

Let's hope Edwards can bring his vast experience to the Tech3 squad and help bring Toseland quickly up to speed.

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