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Aug 16, 2002

Colin Edwards Has Signed With Ducati According To Sources In Europe

<BR>Copyright 2002, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.<BR><BR>By David Swarts<BR><BR>Roadracingworld.com World Superbike correspondent Glenn LeSanto is reporting "on very reliable information" that Castrol Honda's "(Colin) Edwards has signed with Infostrada Ducati." If true, Edwards will join Neil Hodgson on Ducati's official factory World Superbike team for the 2003 season.<BR><BR>Edwards has admitted negotiating with Ducati as well as Honda. <BR><BR>LeSanto is also reporting that Harald Eckl will run Kawasaki's MotoGP team in 2003 and has already signed 2001 World Supersport Champion Andrew Pitt to a letter of intent to ride the new Ninja ZX-RR. No word on a second rider.<BR><BR>In World Supersport news, Belgarda Yamaha has retained the services of Jamie Whitham and Paolo Casoli, and Christian Kellner and Jorg Teuchert will stay with the Yamaha Motor Germany squad.<BR><BR>Ten Kate Honda has signed Karl Muggeridge and Chris Vermeulen for the 2003 World Supersport season. This leaves current Ten Kate Honda rider Fabien Foret, the current World Supersport point leader, unsigned for next season. <BR>