Video: Colin Edwards' KTM RC 390 Cup "Mad Skills MX" Challenge

Mad Skills Motocross

With his many years of overseas travel, Colin Edwards has racked up a lot of “seat” time on the Mad Skills Motocross video game.

Two-time World Superbike Champion Colin Edwards is a self-professed “Mad Skills Motocross” expert—”I own this game!”—and he thought it would be fun at Barber Motorsports Park, round five of the 2015 AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship, to challenge some of the KTM RC 390 Cup riders. To begin the challenge, Edwards establishes a time to beat: 1 minute, 0.43 seconds.

“Alright, here we go,” Edwards smirks. “I’m going to show these little punks that this old guy can still ride.”

Mad Skills Edwards Challenge

All eyes on the screen! A handful of KTM RC 390 Cup riders take part in Edwards’ video-game challenge.

Edwards’ first “victim” is Brandon Altmeyer. Not even close! One minute, 9.03 seconds. Next up: Nicholas Swensgard. “Not a good start,” calls Edwards’ CBS Sports Network broadcast sidekick, Jonathan Green. “Not a good start at all. He’s in second place of two, which is good if you’re going for the podium but not great, generally speaking, because he’s last.”

John Knowles came up short, literally, as well. For his go at the iPad controls, Nick Doolan is flanked by a quartet of young ladies. “Fire when ready,” Colin tells the mildly distracted Doolan. “Do a flip,” one of the girls encourages. Showboating doesn’t pay off, as Doolan misses Edwards’ time by eight-plus seconds.

With 31 entries in the RC 390 Cup class at Barber, Edwards is going to need time to work through all of his competition. Next stop: Miller Motorsports Park, June 26-28.

Mad Skills Motocross

With his many years of overseas travel, Colin Edwards has racked up a lot of “seat” time on the Mad Skills Motocross video game.

Two-time World Superbike Champion Colin Edwards is a self-professed “Mad Skills Motocross” expert—”I own this game!”—and he thought it would be fun at Barber Motorsports Park, round five of the 2015 AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship, to challenge some of the KTM RC 390 Cup riders. To begin the challenge, Edwards establishes a time to beat: 1 minute, 0.43 seconds.

“Alright, here we go,” Edwards smirks. “I’m going to show these little punks that this old guy can still ride.”

Mad Skills Edwards Challenge

All eyes on the screen! A handful of KTM RC 390 Cup riders take part in Edwards’ video-game challenge.

Edwards’ first “victim” is Brandon Altmeyer. Not even close! One minute, 9.03 seconds. Next up: Nicholas Swensgard. “Not a good start,” calls Edwards’ CBS Sports Network broadcast sidekick, Jonathan Green. “Not a good start at all. He’s in second place of two, which is good if you’re going for the podium but not great, generally speaking, because he’s last.”

John Knowles came up short, literally, as well. For his go at the iPad controls, Nick Doolan is flanked by a quartet of young ladies. “Fire when ready,” Colin tells the mildly distracted Doolan. “Do a flip,” one of the girls encourages. Showboating doesn’t pay off, as Doolan misses Edwards’ time by eight-plus seconds.

With 31 entries in the RC 390 Cup class at Barber, Edwards is going to need time to work through all of his competition. Next stop: Miller Motorsports Park, June 26-28.

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