Colin Edwards

Prior to the start of the Indy GP, former factory Yamaha MotoGP rider Colin Edwards will lap the Indianapolis Motor Speedway aboard a special Yamaha YZR-M1 featuring yellow-and-black, 60th Anniversary livery.

“Colin’s appearance at Indy is part of Yamaha’s ongoing celebration of the company’s six decades in the motorsports industry,” said Bob Starr, General Manager of Communications for Yamaha U.S. Motorsports Group. “The Texas Tornado will also attend a Meet & Greet appearance on Saturday at 5:30 PM in the Yamaha Display Area at the Speedway. Rumor has it that Colin may be bringing along his T-shirt Cannon, too!”

The Yamaha Display Area is located in the infield between turns 9 and 10 of the road course. For more about Yamaha’s 60 years of motorsport check out the company’s celebratory microsite.