AMA, World Superbike, or MotoGP, Colin Edwards has found success on just about every track. The Texas Tornado is a two-time World Superbike champion, an AMA champion, and a three-time Suzuka 8-Hour Champion.
Colin Edwards was born on February 27th, 1974, in Houston, Texas. Edwards quickly developed a passion for motorcycles, and was soon racing in amateur events around the Lone Star State. Edwards was dominant in the WERA and CCS races at the beginning of his career, and continued his winning ways when he made his professional debut in 1992.
Edwards entered the 250cc class in 1992 with Yamaha, and won the championship in his rookie season. Edwards relationship with Yamaha would continue until 1997. Edwards had two impressive seasons in the AMA Superbike series, became a Suzuka 8-Hour Champion in 1996, and would eventually travel over to Europe for the World Superbike series with Yamaha.
In 1998 Edwards would spend his first season away from the Yamaha team. Edwards joined up with Honda in 1998, and saw some of the biggest success of his career. Edwards won two more Suzuka 8-Hour Championships, and from 1999 to 2002, Edwards either finished first or second in the World Superbike series.
After his second World Superbike championship, Edwards decided to make the step up to the MotoGP. Edwards has earned three top five season finishes in the MotoGP, with his best results coming in 2005 after returning to his faithful Yamaha team.
Edwards continues his relationship with Yamaha this year, and will start his 7th season aboard a Yamaha bike in the premier class.
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