MOTOGP: COLIN EDWARDS ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT During a press release, veteran rider Colin Edwards announced that he would be concluding his career at the end of the 2014 season. Edwards’ career has spanned 22 seasons. Edwards won the 2000 and 2002 World Superbike Championships before arriving on the MotoGP grid in 2003. Since 2003, he has been a rider for five different teams and has 12 podium finishes under his belt.
THE FIM CELEBRATES 110 YEARS The Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme is 110 years old. Founded in 1904, the FIM has unveiled a new logo to honor this miletsone. Originally called the Fédération Internationale des Clubs Motocyclistes, the organization was composed to host the International Cup in Dourdan, a race in Paris supported by Austria, Denmark, France, Germany and Great Britain. In 1949, the group changed their name to the moniker that we know them by today, FIM, the same year that the Road Racing Championship Grand Prix was launched... now known as the MotoGP Championship. SPORTBIKESINCMAG.COM | 37