Hot on the heels of Aussie Troy Corser announcing his participation in the 2018 Australian Motorcycle News International Island Classic at Phillip Island from January 26-28, a second road racing legend has now thrown his hat into the ring – American Colin Edwards.
The easy-going 43-year-old Texan will ride for the Americans for the International Challenge teams’ event, added a major source of firepower to an outfit which desperately wants to get on level terms with the hitherto dominant Australians and British. New Zealand will also field a team in the 2018 International Challenge.
Tickets for the Island Classic are now on sale at www.islandclassic.com.au.
“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.”