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Apr 5, 2014

Kenny Noyes On CEV Repsol Superbike Pole Position, Melissa Paris Qualifies 7th In Superstock At Jerez (Updated)

Kenny Noyes (9) in action at Jerez.

FIM CEV Repsol

Jerez, Spain

April 5, 2014

Qualifying Results:


1. Kenny Noyes (Kaw ZX-10R), Michelin, 1:41.762

2. Daniel Rivas (BMW S1000RR), Dunlop, 1:42.204

3. Carmelo Morelas (Kaw ZX-10R), Dunlop, 1:42.451

4. Angel Rodriguez (Suz GSX-R1000), Dunlop, 1:42.478

5. Robertino Pietri (Kaw ZX-10R), Michelin, 1:42.639

6. Ivan Silva (BMW S1000RR), Michelin, 1:42.915

7. Santiago Barragan (Kaw ZX-10R), Michelin, 1:43.141

8. Enrique Ferrer (Kaw ZX-10R), Dunlop, 1:43.856

9. Raul Garcia (BMW S1000RR), Michelin, 1:43.869

10. Eeki Kuparinen (BMW S1000RR), Pirelli, 1:44.436

Moto3 Qualifying (all on Dunlop tires):

1. Fabio Quartararo (Honda), 1:46.926

2. Gabril Rodrigo (KTM), 1:47.133

3. Marla Herrera (Honda), 1:47.643

4. Andrea Migno (Kalex), 1:47.748

5. Jorge Navarro (Ioda), 1:47.904

6. Hiroki Ono (TSR), 1:47.956

7. Albert Arenas (Mahindra), 1:47.979

8. Luca Marini (Kalex), 1:48.235

9. Takuma Kunimine (TSR), 1:48.288

10. Ryan Wayne (KTM), 1:48.337

Moto2 (all using Honda engines and Michelin tires):

1. Jesko Raffin (Kalex), 1:44.375

2. Sebastian Porto (Kalex), 1:44.818

3. Edgar Pons (Kalex), 1:44.873

4. Florian Alt (Kalex), 1:44.879

5. Alan Techer (Mistral), 1:45.426

6. Bastien Chesaux (Suter), 1:45.639

7. Xavi Vierge (Mistral), 1:45.782

8. Russel Gomez (Ariane), 1:45.937

9. Luca Vitali (Ariane), 1:46.084

10. Pedro Rodriguez (Suter), 1:46.108

Superstock (all on Michelins):

1. Bertin Thibaut (Yam YZF-R6), 1:47.899

2. Jorge Arroyo (Yam YZF-R6), 1:48.364

3. Ablan Santana (Yam YZF-R6), 1:48.557

4. Thibaut Gourin (Yam YZF-R6), 1:48.945

5. James White (Kaw ZX-6R), 1:49.901

6. Julio D. Palao (Kaw ZX-6R), 1:50.201

7. Melissa Paris (Kaw ZX-6R), 1:50.679

8. Josh Harland (Kaw ZX-6R), 1:51.490

9. Freddie Sheene (Kaw ZX-6R), 1:52.073

10. David Guzman (Kaw ZX-6R), 1:53.118

Kawasaki Z Cup (all on Michelin tires):

1. Joan Sardanyons, 1:56.799

2. Francisco Valera, 1:57.745

3. Jose Jimenez, 1:58.652

4. David Peinado, 1:58.831

5. Jorge Marcaida, 1:59.447

6. Juan Higuera, 1:59.505

7. Cayo Antolin, 2:00.945

8. David Cruz, 2:01.706

9. Israel Lopez, 2:01.794

10. Jorge Gutierrez, 2:02.157

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

The FIM CEV Repsol saw its first action today: over a hundred riders were in the hunt for a fast time to get them onto the front rows of the grid on Sunday. Working hard to get used to their new machines and teams, Quartararo in Moto3™, Raffin in Moto2™-Superstock 600 and Noyes in Superbike-SBK Privateers took pole positions. The honour of the first podium of the season has gone to Valera, winner of the first race of the KZC series held this afternoon.

In Moto3, Fabio Quartararo (FRA-Honda) completed his first appearance this season with the best time of the day as the only rider to lap under 1:47. Gabriel Rodrigo (SPA-KTM) of RBA Racing Team – led by Aleix Esparagaró – will start in second position. María Herrera (SPA-Honda) responded just as well as her teammate to the change to the Japanese machine, grabbing third position on the grid. Taking the first slot on the second row is Valentino Rossi’s protégé, Andrea Migno.

The Pons Racing team got two riders on the first row of the Moto2-Superstock 600 grid. Swiss rider Jesko Raffin (SWI-Kalex) earned pole position, with a best time of 1:44.375 set in the first morning qualifying session, while teammate Edgar Pons (SPA-Kalex) takes the third position. The Argentine Sebastián Porto (ARG-Kalex) will start from the second slot despite being the fastest in the afternoon session. Frenchman Bertin Thibaut (FRA-Yamaha) stood out among the Superstock 600 riders.

In Superbike-SBK Privateers, Kenny Noyes (USA- Kawasaki) leads the results table with a best time of 1:41.762. Dani Rivas (SPA-BMW) came in 0.442 seconds behind. Last rider on the front row is Carmelo Morales (SPA-Kawasaki), who once again is riding for Team Calvo. The outstanding Superbike privateer rider was Eeki Kuparinen (FIN-BMW).

The first race of the KZC series ended the day. Valera, Sardanyons and Jiménez, who started from the front row, ended up on the podium. Tomorrow the KZC riders will have another chance to earn points.

Next Sunday’s race schedule is as follows:

• 11:00 Moto3 (16 laps)
• 12:00 Superbike (17 laps)
• 13:00 Moto2/Superstock 600 (17 laps)
• 14:00 Moto3 (16 laps)
• 15:00 Kawasaki Z Cup (16 laps)

As ever, paddock entry is free on Sunday. In addition, the first FIM CEV Repsol fans at the security checkpoint on Sunday at the main entrance of the Circuit of Jerez can collect a pass to allow them to take part in the Pit Lane walk that will take place before the start of racing.

From home the racing can be enjoyed on the Movistar MotoGP channel of Movistar TV and the Energy channel of Mediaset Spain. Both channels share the signal and will broadcast the races live. In addition, five hours after the end of the event, the Movistar MotoGP channel of Movistar TV will show a repeat broadcast of the races. On Sunday, races can also be seen live on Youtube in those countries with no TV broadcasting.

All the results and information about the Championship can be found on the official website:

More, from a press release issued by Palmeto Kawasaki:

Kenny Noyes on Pole for Spanish Superbike Opener in Jerez

The last time American Kenny Noyes rode for Palmeto Kawasaki he was on the pole at the Circuit of Catalunya. Now, after four seasons in Moto2 including two in the FIM Moto2 World Championship, Kenny is back on big bikes again and loving it.

The team worked all day Friday on finding a race setting with used tires. Kenny made long runs on Friday and in the Saturday afternoon qualifying session and was pleased to run a steady pace low and mid 1.43s, but on Saturday morning he went out for two laps on the Michelin qualifier and put up the only two laps in the 41s that were achieved in qualifying. His best time of 1´41.762 gave him a .442 advantage over Dani Rivas (BMW) and .7 over two times Spanish SBK Champion Carmelo Morales (Kawaski).

The top five riders of the 35-rider grid are all covered by less than a second with Ángel Rodriguez (Suzuki) fourth and Kenny´s team mate Robertino Pietri fifth. Another two times Spanish SBK Champion, Ivan Silva, is sixth.

Kenny Noyes, Pole Position, 1´41.762

"I´ve very happy with how the weekend has gone. I believe our real strength is in our pace. That's where we have been concentrating, so when I put on the qualifying tire I really didn't know what to expect. We don´t have qualifying tires in Moto2 so I was being careful, but I was able to get into the 41´s without really taking much risk. We had a short but intense preseason and the team and I have made some real progress understanding this bike."

Sunday´s FIM CEV International Championship racing program can be seen live and, later, on demand in the Unites States on YouTube on the CEVMotorcycleChamp page.

Live timing and scoring is available at

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