Colin Edwards has ruled out a return to the FIM Superbike World Championship next season.
The American has been linked with a move to the Aprilia team for 2010 but insists he hopes to remain in the FIM MotoGP World Championship with Tech 3 Yamaha.
The two-time WSB champion spoke to Aprilia boss Gigi Dall’Igna earlier this season but the 35-year-old has revealed his future does not lie with the Italian outfit.
“I met with Aprilia in Barcelona but nothing was talked about any details,” Edwards said.
“It was a bit further along than a text message like it was before, but it seems they have some interest.
“But I explained to them I’d like to stay in MotoGP and to do that there is no team I’d want to ride for other than where I’m at.
“I’ve a good relationship with Yamaha and Tech 3. I’d be happy to sign.”