As is traditional by now, the Press Office of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway held a teleconference with American riders ahead of next weekend's Red Bull Indianapolis GP. This year, the participants were Colin Edwards and Nicky Hayden, who fielded questions from a group of journalists via phone on Thursday. Much ground was covered: Colin Edwards talked about CRT bikes, spec ECUs, his plans for the future and where the next great American racer is coming from, while Hayden spoke about racing just three hours from his home, the new surface at Indy and the developments he has had this year and what he expects from Ducati for the future.
Below is the transcript of the teleconference, courtesy of the IMS media service:
2012 RED BULL INDIANAPOLIS GP TELECONFERENCE
Colin Edwards, Nicky Hayden
Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012
Note: American MotoGP stars Nicky Hayden and Colin Edwards participated in a Red Bull Indianapolis GP teleconference Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012. Both will join fellow MotoGP stars from around the world in the Red Bull Indianapolis GP on Aug. 17-19 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
MODERATOR: You have made no secret about the package that you have for the CRT bike that you have this year. You guys have struggled with the electronics and other various elements of the bike, and you guys keep chipping away and chipping away. But you did test some other bikes after the race at Mugello last month. Any news on the equipment from at Indy for you guys?