Positive Prognosis for Injured American Kenny Noyes

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American Kenny Noyes (1) leads the BMWs of Ivan Silva (22) and Dani Rivas (7) last month at the Barcelona round of the 2015 FIM CEV Repsol European Superbike Championship.

American Kenny Noyes was critically injured when he crashed during Sunday morning warm-up for round four of the FIM CEV Repsol European Superbike Championship at Motorland Aragón in Spain. Noyes was riding a ZX-10R for Kawasaki Palmeto Racing.

The 36-year-old reigning series champion was airlifted 60 miles to Hospital Clinico Universitario Lozano Blesa in Zaragoza where he remains in a medically induced coma with head trauma. Noyes also suffered comparatively minor injuries to his cheekbones, nose, jaw, and lungs.

According to Noyes’ father, journalist and former racer Dennis Noyes, the overnight prognosis for the popular rider has improved. “Because the doctors are optimistic,” Noyes said, “we are now hopeful for a full recovery.

“We want to thank the Circuit of Motorland Aragon for the initial treatment and helicopter transport to Zaragoza and the trauma team of the Hospital Clinico Universitario Lozano Blesa. We also want to thank Dorna CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta and Dr. Angel Charte for their concern and advice.”

Kenny Noyes was born in Barcelona and raised north of Madrid in Miraflores. He won the 2000 Formula USA Pro Singles National Dirt Track Championship, as well as the 2003 Spanish Superstock 1000 and 2006 Endurance titles. Noyes also competed in the 2010 Moto2 World Championship, earning pole position at Le Mans.

Last December, Noyes finished third behind MotoGP World Champion Marc Marquez and AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Champion Jared Mees in the Superprestigio flat-track event in Barcelona.

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American Kenny Noyes (1) leads the BMWs of Ivan Silva (22) and Dani Rivas (7) last month at the Barcelona round of the 2015 FIM CEV Repsol European Superbike Championship.

American Kenny Noyes was critically injured when he crashed during Sunday morning warm-up for round four of the FIM CEV Repsol European Superbike Championship at Motorland Aragón in Spain. Noyes was riding a ZX-10R for Kawasaki Palmeto Racing.

The 36-year-old reigning series champion was airlifted 60 miles to Hospital Clinico Universitario Lozano Blesa in Zaragoza where he remains in a medically induced coma with head trauma. Noyes also suffered comparatively minor injuries to his cheekbones, nose, jaw, and lungs.

According to Noyes’ father, journalist and former racer Dennis Noyes, the overnight prognosis for the popular rider has improved. “Because the doctors are optimistic,” Noyes said, “we are now hopeful for a full recovery.

“We want to thank the Circuit of Motorland Aragon for the initial treatment and helicopter transport to Zaragoza and the trauma team of the Hospital Clinico Universitario Lozano Blesa. We also want to thank Dorna CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta and Dr. Angel Charte for their concern and advice.”

Kenny Noyes was born in Barcelona and raised north of Madrid in Miraflores. He won the 2000 Formula USA Pro Singles National Dirt Track Championship, as well as the 2003 Spanish Superstock 1000 and 2006 Endurance titles. Noyes also competed in the 2010 Moto2 World Championship, earning pole position at Le Mans.

Last December, Noyes finished third behind MotoGP World Champion Marc Marquez and AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Champion Jared Mees in the Superprestigio flat-track event in Barcelona.