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Jun 7, 2014

American Kenny Noyes On FIM CEV Repsol Superbike Pole Position At Motorland Aragon

Kenny Noyes (9).

FIM CEV Repsol Series

Motorland Aragon, Spain

June 7, 2014

Combined Superbike Qualifying Results:

1. Kenny NOYES, USA (Kaw ZX-10R), 1:52.713

2. Robertino PIETRI, Venezuela (Kaw ZX-10R), 1:52.930

3. Ivan SILVA, Spain (BMW S1000RR), 1:52.984

4. Carmelo MORALES, Spain (Kaw ZX-10R), 1:53.104

5. Santiago BARRAGAN, Spain (Kaw ZX-10R), 1:53.252

6. Daniel RIVAS, Spain (BMW S1000RR), 1:53.457

7. Angel RODRIGUEZ, Spain (Suz GSX-R1000), 1:53.578

8. Enrique FERRER, Spain (Kaw ZX-10R), 1:55.185

9. Fran RODRIGUEZ, Spain (Suz GSX-R1000), 1:55.245

10. Raúl GARCÍA, Spain (BMW S1000RR), 1:55.313

American Melissa Paris qualified eighth in Superstock 600cc class with a time of 2:02.922 on her Team Stratos Kawasaki ZX-6R. Spaniard Ferran Casas earned the Superstock 600cc pole position with a time of 1:58.188.

More, from a press release issued by FIM CEV Repsol Press Office:

Starting positions have been decided after the day's qualifying sessions in MotorLand Aragón. The oppressive early summer heat failed to affect Quartararo in Moto3™, Raffin in Moto2™-Superstock 600 and Noyes in Superbike, all of whom earned pole positions for tomorrow’s races.

Moto3 was a marvellous demonstration of quality riding: as many as 18 riders beat the existing championship record in this circuit held by Jorge Navarro, who will start from second position on the grid. Ahead and in pole position will be Fabio Quartararo (FRA-Honda), who tore round the track to register an unbeatable best time in the first qualifying session: 1:58.511. Closing out the front row will be Nicolo Bulega (ITA-KTM). Times kept coming down in the second session with Remy Gardner (USA-KTM), Gabriel Rodrigo (SPA-KTM) and Marcos Ramírez (SPA-KTM) filling out the second row.

In Moto2, Jesko Raffin (SWI-Kalex) arrived determined to win, after a clash in Jerez lost him an almost certain podium place. He was the earliest rider on the track this morning, and earned pole position with a superb lap of 1:54.882 at the beginning of the first practice session. He will be joined on the front row by Florian Alt (GER-Kalex) and Edgar Pons (SPA-Kalex), who steadily improved during the qualifying laps. Czech rider Miroslav Popov (CZE-Suter), who missed the first race of the season, rode hard to take fourth placed on the grid. Ferrán Casas (SPA-Yamaha), debuting this season, was the quickest Superstock 600 rider. Bertin Thibaut (FRA) and Jorge Arroyo (SPA-Yamaha), as the other outstanding riders, will be keen to challenge him.

In Superbike, after his fall in Jerez, Kenny Noyes (USA-Kawasaki) took his first pole of the season. Robertino Pietri (VEN-Kawasaki), a rider who is consolidating his position in the championship, and Iván Silva will share the front row of the grid. Overall leader Carmelo Morales (SPA-Kawasaki) took fourth place. Fran Rodríguez (SPA-Suzuki) of Team Suzuki Speed Racing, Raúl García (SPA-BMW) of Targobank Motorsport and Fabien Parchard (FRA-Kawasaki) of Basolí Competició were the quickest privateers.

The times of races tomorrow are as follows:

11:00 Superbike (15 laps)
12:00 Moto2-Supertock 600 (15 laps)
13:00 Moto3 (15 laps)
14:00 Superbike (15 laps)
15:00 Moto2-Supertock 600 (15 laps)

As usual, entry is free on Saturday and Sunday. In addition, all FIM CEV Repsol fans on Sunday to go to Box 25 in the Paddock before 10.20AM can collect a pass to take part in the Pit Lane walk that will take place before the start of racing.

At the end of racing on Sunday, fans who wish may ride round the circuit itself. Information and requirements for participation can be found here

At home you can enjoy the racing via the Movistar MotoGP channel of Movistar TV and the Energy channel of Mediaset Spain. Both channels broadcast live. French fans can follow the Moto3 racing live on Eurosport, and in Italy the broadcast of Moto3 race will be provided by Sky. In other countries, races can be seen on the championship channel on Youtube.

All the results and information about the Championship are on the official website:

More, from a press release issued by Kenny Noyes Racing:

Kenny Noyes on Pole Again for Spanish FIM CEV SBK in Motorland

American Kenny Noyes (Palmeto Kawasaki ZX10R) will start on pole for both Superbike races in the second round of the FIM CEV Repsol Championship at Motorland Aragon, Spain. Noyes and his Venezuelan teammate Robertino Pietri will start first and second on their Palmeto Kawaskis alongside Spaniard Ivan Silva (BMW S1000RR) on the three-rider front row. Noyes also took pole in the season´s opener at Jerez but was taken out the opening lap by another rider who overshot his braking.

Kenny´s time of 1m52.713, a new absolute Motorland CEV SBK record, was set in the cooler morning session, as was Pietri’s time of 1,52.930. Silva was one of few riders who improved in the afternoon qualifying session with track temperatures reaching 110 degrees.

Reigning Spanish SBK Champion Carmelo Morales (Calvo Kawasaki) starts fourth off the second row along with fellow Spaniards Santiago Barragan (Kawasaki) and Dani Rivas (BMW).

Tomorrow’s two Superbike are likely to be run in contrasting conditions. Race one starts at 11:00 AM with a predicted ambient temperature of 70 degrees but the second race is scheduled for 2 PM when the a temperature 15 degrees higher is expected with track surface temperature likely to reach 115 degrees.

Kenny Noyes: “We made a big step up here today after going over data last night. We missed the set-up yesterday but today we had the Kawasaki working real good and found the combination of Michelins we need for the morning race. We´ll have a decision to make for the hotter afternoon race. I actually did a time of 1m52.907 with a race tire and then was only able to cut two tenths more with the qualifier. So my time on a race tire was good enough for the pole. The main thing is we were able to run a good string of 53s in the afternoon heat and that´s the pace we need to keep for all 15 laps tomorrow. I´m really glad to see my team mate Robertino right there with me because it helps us both to push each other and to compare data. It´ll be hot tomorrow, but after going to high school in Borrego Springs (California), it has to be a lot hotter than 85 to get my attention!"

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