Photo of the Week: Unbreakable

06/13/2011 @ 10:07 am, by Scott Jones6 COMMENTS

The ups and downs of racing are sometimes quite amazing. After breaking his collarbone at Catalunya, Colin Edwards had his flights booked to return home and skip the British GP. But he felt well enough after his operation to pin the break that he stayed. Seeing his teammate, Cal Crutchlow, break his collarbone in qualifying, Colin then went on to claim a podium for the beleaguered Monster Yamaha Tech 3 team.

Boss Herve Poncharal told me when I congratulated him in the paddock that yesterday he’d been ready to commit suicide (not literally of course), and a day later he has two riders on the box, as Bradley Smith snagged second place in the Moto 2 race. Congratulations to all the Tech 3 folks!

Scott Jones is a professional photographer known for his great action shots and poignant candids when covering MotoGP and WSBK racing events. You may have already seen his work on MotoMatters (they still have more calendars available that feature Scott’s work by the way). Not only do we like Scott’s shots, but he fits right in with our all Nikon-totting office.

You can find him on his blog, Twitter, & Facebook. Scott is such a nice guy, he’ll even let you stay in his Lake Tahoe cabin. All images posted, shared, or sent for editorial use or review are registered for full copyright protection at the Library of Congress.

Photo: © 2011 Scott Jones Photography – All Rights Reserved

  • lord_tizzle

    Colin Edwards is the man. I repeat COLIN EDWARDS IS THE MAN !!!

  • Daniel Croft

    I’m not ashamed to say that I heart Colin Edwards. What a champion.

  • Bruce Monighan

    Colin has been a favorite of mine since WSBK days. The guy has heart, talent and a desire to race. He is ab0ut family, motorcycles and racing, a combination that I admire with no limits. He is loyal as you can get and busts his tail for those that employ him. I wish him all the success possible in racing and when he is ready to hang up his helmet. In the meanime he never fails to amaze and thrill.

    Outstanding Colin, I hope you are enjoying it as much as your fans

  • Astro

    Three cheers for Moto GP’s favourite BRO.
    You are a beacon of light in a sometimes dreary GP paddock,
    Showing all how to be down to earth and more impotantly how to not take yourself too seriously.
    Here is some well deserved good fortune for the Texan.
    Feel the BROMANCE.

  • Steve

    Never give up. That’s the spirit of these tough determined American riders. Kenny had it. Kevin had it. Eddie had it. Wayne had it. Nicky has it. Ben has it…….. and Colin has it ! They make us proud. Great work Colin, nicely done.

  • Chris

    A guy nobody can dislike, surely. He’s of the old school, and to see him get a podium was just BRILLIANT. Tough bastard. GREAT JOB COLIN!