Colin Edwards NGM Mobile Forward Racing Team at  2012 MotoGP, Estoril

In an unfortunate turn of events, Randy De Puniet lost his front and crashed into a completely unaware Colin Edwards who was off the racing line on an out-lap. While Randy De Puniet suffered abrasions to his fingers, contusions to his left shoulders and is reported to be hurting while breathing, Edwards was diagnosed to have a fractured left collarbone by the circuit medical centre.

After the crash Colin Edwards was taken to the Circuits clinic and was taken care of by Dr. Sarmiento and his team. He was under observation after the accident and has finally been release to leave the clinic. The American rider will have to fly tomorrow to Barcelona in order to have surgery on his left collarbone. The surgery will most likely be performed by Dr. Javier Mir on Monday. Dr. Mir previously operated on Edwards during the crash at Catalunya last year where he fractured his right collarbone.

“We solved a few problems that we had this morning. We did a few laps on old tires and when we changed to the news tires. With the old tires he already improved the lap time from the fasted one he made this morning. The bike seemed to feel good for him and its just a shame to finish the weekend like this with such an unfortunate crash.” said Kornelis Veldeman – Crew Chief

“Our main concern is Colin´s wellbeing. We are hoping he will have surgery performed on Monday by Dr. Javier Mir in Barcelona and this is our main concern. The only positive outcome of today would be that the difficulties encountered during this morning’s free practice were solved and during qualifying unfortunately he wasn’t able to get in his fast lap.” said Marco Curioni – Managing Director.