Video: Yamaha Pays Tribute to Colin Edwards

Video highlights Edwards' racing career and is shown at Indianapolis event, the last US MotoGP race of his career

Colin Edwards' professional racing career is brimming with monumental highs (Imola 2002, the scene of his titanic battle with Troy Bayliss) and definite lows (Sepang 2011, the day Marco Simoncelli was killed), moments that Yamaha Motor USA looked to capture in a video it put together for the Texas Tornado, honoring his career.

The video, shown at the 2014 Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix during a special commemorative event for the longtime Yamaha rider, is likely the result of hours of editing the torrent of profanity-laced soundbites that Edwards has long been famous for. It pays tribute to Edwards’ spectacular career and greatest achievements, which include winning his first international race, the 1996 Suzuka 8 Hours Endurance race, winning the 2002 World Superbike Championship, and securing numerous race wins in the AMA Pro Racing series stateside.

Why now, you ask?

While Edwards’ contract with the NGM Mobile Forward Racing team doesn’t expire until the end of the 2014 season, it’s now been reported that the Texan will only race a few select races for the remainder of the year. The Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix was Edwards’ last MotoGP race on home soil.

Here's to hoping we see some more of the Texas Tornado in the near future, or at least get to hear a few of his candid soundbites in the commentary box. As this video above proves, he's one guy the entire MotoGP paddock will be sad to see go.

More images of Edwards doing what he does best, below.

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