Two-time WorldSBK Champion and ex-MotoGP star Colin Edwards will lead Team USA at the 2018 Phillip Island Classic.
The Texan will ride a HyperCycle-built Yamaha FJ-powered XR69-replica chassis in the International Challenge and give the Americans chance against the dominant British team - led by Jeremy McWilliams - and the not-very-good-recently Australians who have wheeled in Troy Corser to spearhead their challenge.
“First off, I’m not coming out of retirement by any means. However, Phillip Island is easily in my top two favorite tracks in the world. The town is great, the people are nice, the food is delish. The only problem is the long-ass flight to get there!
“The US team needs some help, and in all honesty it will be a pleasure to get on the Island and race. My thoughts about racing a classic bike are a big fat question mark. The last few years I’ve only ridden the best Yamaha MotoGP bike testing for Michelin. Does this bike have traction control?”