American Kenny Noyes Aiming For Superbike Victory On Sunday In Spain

Kenny Noyes Superbike Cataluyna

Dirt-tracker-turned-road-racer Kenny Noyes is seeking another Superbike victory this weekend at Motorland Aragon in Spain.

MotorLand Aragon in Spain will be the backdrop this weekend for round four of the FIM CEV Repsol European Championship. In Superbike, Carmelo Morales arrives in Alcañiz as overall leader with a nine-point lead over the current series champion, American Kenny Noyes.

Two weeks ago in Barcelona, Noyes, riding a Palmeto Kawasaki ZX-10R, battled chatter and grip problems as track temperatures soared to more than 120 degrees on Sunday. From the start right through to the finish of the 17-lap race, Noyes fought wheel-to-wheel with one rival or another.

Fourth on the grid and fifth into turn one, Noyes found himself in the midst of three BMWs ridden by Adrian Bonastre, Dani Rivas, and Ivan Silva, while two Yamaha riders, Morales and Venezuelan Robertini Pietri, led. Once past Bonastre, Noyes needed four more laps to close the gap on Pietri, who lowsided out of the final turn at the end of lap six.

Rivas also crashed, nearly taking Noyes down with him, and allowing Silva, who had just moved into second, to pull a small gap. While Morales extended his lead, Noyes reeled in Silva and the two passed and re-passed each for the rest of the race, exchanging a little paint along the way. At the flag, Silva topped Noyes by a bike length.

In Moto3, Aron Canet has a 27-point championship advantage, while Edgar Pons leads the Moto2 title chase by 25 markers. Both of the smaller categories will have two races on Sunday; Superbike will race once. All five races can be viewed live here.

Kenny Noyes Superbike Cataluyna

Dirt-tracker-turned-road-racer Kenny Noyes is seeking another Superbike victory this weekend at Motorland Aragon in Spain.

MotorLand Aragon in Spain will be the backdrop this weekend for round four of the FIM CEV Repsol European Championship. In Superbike, Carmelo Morales arrives in Alcañiz as overall leader with a nine-point lead over the current series champion, American Kenny Noyes.

Two weeks ago in Barcelona, Noyes, riding a Palmeto Kawasaki ZX-10R, battled chatter and grip problems as track temperatures soared to more than 120 degrees on Sunday. From the start right through to the finish of the 17-lap race, Noyes fought wheel-to-wheel with one rival or another.

Fourth on the grid and fifth into turn one, Noyes found himself in the midst of three BMWs ridden by Adrian Bonastre, Dani Rivas, and Ivan Silva, while two Yamaha riders, Morales and Venezuelan Robertini Pietri, led. Once past Bonastre, Noyes needed four more laps to close the gap on Pietri, who lowsided out of the final turn at the end of lap six.

Rivas also crashed, nearly taking Noyes down with him, and allowing Silva, who had just moved into second, to pull a small gap. While Morales extended his lead, Noyes reeled in Silva and the two passed and re-passed each for the rest of the race, exchanging a little paint along the way. At the flag, Silva topped Noyes by a bike length.

In Moto3, Aron Canet has a 27-point championship advantage, while Edgar Pons leads the Moto2 title chase by 25 markers. Both of the smaller categories will have two races on Sunday; Superbike will race once. All five races can be viewed live here.