Colin Edwards and Valentino Rossi aren’t the only ones to have their own personal dirt tracks, former Moto2 GP and CEV Moto2 rider (3rd in the overall standings this year) Kenny Noyes also owns a track located near the Aragon Motorland circuit, called Noyes Camp which is also an all-level riding school that combines two types of racing, American Dirt Track with the European style of speed and cornering, and if anyone is interested, the prices are very reasonable.
One of the blurbs on Noyes Camp’s website is: “the spirit of our courses focus on fun and training, in a professional way, and to show you how much fun they have, have decided to release this Christmas video of Santa’s Team vs the Three Kings Racing, all on Kawasaki’s from the camp.
Enjoy the video.
Former Moto2 GP rider Kenny Noyes, who is now back in the Spanish CEV Moto2 championship (and third after two rounds) after being dumped by Arguiñano Racing Team, just a couple of months before the start of the season has confirmed that he has reached an agreement with Pramac Ducati’s MotoGP team to be their reserve rider.
Noyes will replace Hèctor Barberá in case the Spanish rider is injured or unfit to race and according to Motociclismo.es he could also be on call to substitute other Ducati riders.
The American rider knows his away around big displacement bikes, but to our knowledge (so if we are wrong, please correct us) has never tested a MotoGP prototype, so if he ever has to replace one of Ducati riders, it will be a very big learning curve in a short weekend.
Rizla Suzuki also had a similar reserve rider deal with John Hopkins in 2011, he stepped in for Alvaro Bautista at Jerez after Bautista fractured his leg during practice in the season opener in Qatar.
After being ousted from Arguiñano Racing Team in favour of Ricky Cardus just two months before the start of Moto2 Championship season, Kenny Noyes was left without a team and while he’ll no longer be racing in GP, the good news is that American rider has found a place his old Palmeto Kawasaki Racing team.
For Noyes it will be return to the same Spanish team where he finished 4th in the CEV 1000cc Extreme National back in 2009, but this time he’ll be riding a Suter Moto2 bike as Jose Lazaro’s PL team will be expanding to compete also in the CEV Moto2 series with George Vukmanovich as his crew chief.
“I am really happy to be back with PL Racing and 100% motivated by this challenge. For me, from a technical standpoint, this is the best team in the CEV and I think everyone knows just how tough the CEV is. Our goal is to go for the title. Working with the whole PL crew again really gives me confidence, these guys are like family, and who could ask for a better crewchief than George Vukmanovich?
Lazarus Joseph (Team Manager):
“When we learned that Kenny didn´t have a GP ride we felt terrible because of the strong relationship we have with him. But with a rider of his ability we now have the possibility of expanding our structure and entering Moto2 knowing we can fight for the title. We are eager to start testing next week in Jerez so we can get the Suter sorted and ready for the first round.”
Source | motorpasionmoto.com
Since its start in 2010 Moto2 has been a virtual merry-go-round of riders, with riders being moved around like pieces on a chess board, even during the season because of lack of results, sponsors who don’t pay or even because they don’t have the proper appeal to the team’s sponsors.
So after the recent announcement that Ricky Cardus lost his QMMF ride to Damian Cudlin we now get that Kenny Noyes has lost his ride with Arguiñano Racing Team that he had signed up for last November, and you guessed it, the ride was given to Cardus.
Apparently Cardus has come up with an energy drink sponsor (and I’m betting on Rock Star) and that according to the Spanish press will cover almost all the Cardus’ racing budget.
With the season to kick off in two months, we could still see other changes to the Moto2 entry list.
Source | motocuatro
While Talmacsi is still deciding what to do with his future, Kenny Noyes has found a new Moto2 team thanks to BQR Racing, Fogi Racing and GP Tech.
The American rider who finished 24th in last year’s Moto2 standings, will be fielded alongside Yonny Hernandez and Tito Rabat in the Spanish BQR Racing team and will be riding an FRT Moto2 bike.
Source | roadracingworld.com
Kenny Noyes and Gabor Talmacsi are today officially without a team for next season. Jack & Jones by Antonio Banderas team has decided to pull out of the 2011 Moto2 championship after loosing their title sponsor Jack&Jones.
The team took part in the Moto2 tests at Valencia after confirming Noyes and Talmacsi and switching to the Suter chassis from the Promoharris one, but with no other big sponsor at the moment willing to fund the team, Dani Devahive, team manager has decided to let his staff and riders go in order to allow them to find other teams for next season, which will very difficult as almost all the Moto2 teams have already announced their 2011 line-ups.
“This is perhaps the hardest decision I’ve made in the last 10 years,” said Devahive. “Despite the enthusiasm and excitement that Antonio Banderas and I have put into this project, the lack of funding has forced us to take this difficult decision. At the present it’s very difficult to find a sponsor in time to take part in the championship that starts in March and therefore it’s our responsibility towards our staff and riders and release them to find other teams.”
Source | motociclismo.es
The 2011 Moto2 grid is slowly taking shape, even if more than half of the 22 teams have yet to confirm their line-ups despite this weekend’s race at Valencia is the last of the season and Moto2 is testing on Monday.
Jack&Jones By Antonio Banderas team (what a mouthful) has confirmed Kenny Noyes for another season with them. The team will be dropping the Promoharris frame they used this year and will be switching to a Suter. Noyes and his team mate (which has yet to be announced) will test the 2010 version of the Suter chassis during the Moto2 tests, until the team receives the new 2011 chassis in January.
“I’m really looking forward to next year! I learned so much this last season, all the new tracks we went to, and I kinda got a grip on all the traveling and the back-to-back races. So I’m real excited to be back next year with the team, and on a competitive chassis.” declared Noyes. “I think the Suter’s a really balanced bike, I see a lot of guys with different riding styles that go well on it. I’d hoped this year would be a level playing field, but from Mugello, we started to see we had a disadvantage. So if we push hard next year, we should be on a level with the rest, and hopefully towards the front again!”
Moto2 wildcards Roger Lee Hayden and Jason DiSalvo and Jack & Jones by A. Banderas Moto2 regular rider Kenny Noyes were at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway testing last Thursday and Friday preparing for the Red Bull Indianapolis GP that takes place next weekend.
This was Hayden’s third test on the American Honda Moto2 team’s Moriwaki MD600 after the Chuckwalla Valley Raceway and the Barber Motorsports tests, while Di Salvo, who after a partial season with the ParkinGo Triumph BE1 team in World Supersport championship was called in to wildcard just ten days ago, and is backed by GP Tech in Moto2 and using the FTR M210 owned by the Canadian FOGI Racing Team operation.
Noyes used a Kawasaki ZX-6R, due to the FIM rules that prevent contracted riders from testing on their race bikes outside of official series tests, unless they want to be fined and banned from the first free practice like Toni Elias at Brno.
Kenny Noyes of the Jack&Jones by Antonio Banderas racing team took his first pole position today in the Moto2 qualifying session at Le Mans. The American rider (who was born in Barcelona and is the son of MotoGP journalist Kenny Noyes) put in a best lap of 1′39.234 on the Bugatti circuit where the former CEV Extreme rider has never raced before.
Following Noyes will be former MotoGP rider Yuki Takahashi on Herve Poncharal’s Tech 3 bike with Alex Debon and Jules Cluzel in third and fourth, and these riders all within one tenth of a second from the pole position.
Fonsi Nieto with his Moriwaki and Sergio Gadea on his Kalex were fifth and sixth respectively. Toni Elias fell in the opening minutes of the session will take off in seventh. Simone Corsi was eighth and Julian Simon was ninth, using the Suter MMX chassis for the first time. Roberto Rolfo closed out the top ten.