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Jun 8, 2014

Results From Round Three Of The FIM CEV Repsol Series At Motorland Aragon

A map of the Motorland Aragon circuit.

FIM CEV Repsol Series

Motorland Aragon, Spain

June 8, 2014

Superbike Race One Results:

1. Kenny NOYES, USA (Kaw ZX-10R), 15 laps, 28:20.894

2. Carmelo MORALES, Spain (Kaw ZX-10R), -4.014 seconds

3. Santiago BARRAGAN, Spain (Kaw ZX-10R), -6.816

4.  Ivan SILVA, Spain (BMW S1000RR), -12.967

5. Robertino PIETRI, Venezuela (Kaw ZX-10R), -14.445

6. Daniel RIVAS, Spain (BMW S1000RR), -15.522

7. Raúl GARCÍA, Spain (BMW S1000RR), -52.456

8. Fabien PARCHARD, France (Kaw ZX-10R), -58.301

9. Alejandro ESTEBAN, Spain (Kaw ZX-10R), -62.423

10. Enrique FERRER, Spain (Kaw ZX-10R), -64.798 

Superbike Race Two Results:

1. Kenny NOYES, USA (Kaw ZX-10R), 15 laps, 28:32.558

2. Robertino PIETRI, Venezuela (Kaw ZX-10R), -3.578 seconds

3. Ivan SILVA, Spain (BMW S1000RR), -10.185

4. Enrique FERRER, Spain (Kaw ZX-10R), -42.763

5. Eeki KUPARINEN, Finland (BMW S1000RR), -46.576

6. Fabien PARCHARD, France (Kaw ZX-10R), -49.531

7. Alejandro ESTEBAN, Spain (Kaw ZX-10R), -50.926

8. Josh WAINWRIGHT, UK (Kaw ZX-10R), -54.728

9. Santiago BARRAGAN, Spain (Kaw ZX-10R), -54.748

10. Raúl MARTINEZ, Spain (Kaw ZX-10R), -59.545

Superbike Championship Point Standings (after 3 of 10 races):

1. Noyes, 50 points

2. TIE, Morales/Silva, 45

4. Pietri, 44

5. Barragan, 43

6. Ferrer, 29

7. Parchard, 21

8. Kuparinen, 20

9. TIE, Garcia/Esteban, 17

American Melissa Paris finished seventh in Superstock 600cc Race One and eighth in Race Two on her Team Stratos Kawasaki ZX-6R.

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

With clear skies and high temperatures, eight thousand fans have enjoyed a full day’s racing, with the French, Swiss and American national anthems being played, celebrating the wins of Quartararo in Moto3, Raffin in Moto2 and Noyes in Superbike.

In Moto3™, Navarro (SPA-Ioda-Honda) gave Quartararo (FRA-Honda) a run for his money. Leaving the others behind early on, the two riders led the race without giving an inch. A few meters from the flag, when Navarro seemed certain to grab victory, the Frenchman sneaked past to finish in first place by just .029 of a second. There were plenty of contenders for third place: Hiroki Ono (JAP-TSR-Honda), Andrea Migno (ITA-Kalex), Marcos Ramírez (SPA-KTM), María Herrera (SPA-Honda) and Remy Gardner (USA-KTM) fought a spectacular extended battle in a continuous fight for the position with constant overtaking on both sides. The third slot on the podium finally went to Japanese rider Ono, which puts him in fifth position in the general standing. Fourth and fifth place were taken by Migno and Ramírez. Herrera gained ground steadily by judicious overtaking that earned her sixth position. The "One year’s free Repsol fuel" prize went to Fabio Quartararo.

In the first Moto2 race, Jesko Raffin (SWI-Kalex) confirmed his good performance from the start, holding first position right from the beginning of the race. The Pons Racing rider rode very fast from start to finish, putting a good distance between him and his pursuers, leaving him to win comfortably. In second place came Alan Techer (FRA-Tech 3), who moved up from fifth riding smoothly and without mishaps. Behind him things were very different: there was an ongoing tussle between Edgar Pons (SPA-Kalex), Steven Odendaal (RSA-Speedup) and Florian Alt (GER-Kalex), lapping in this order almost from start to finish. The South African rider held back and took Pons’ measure lap after lap, then waited to the last moment to attack and nab third position. Ferrán Casas (SPA-Yamaha) finished top Superstock 600 rider.

The second Moto2 race was disputed over 14 laps, one less than scheduled, after a delay caused by mechanical problems suffered by several riders on the grid. Again, Raffin took off like a rocket, leading comfortably to the checkered flag. This will be young Raffin’s last podium celebrated without champagne, since his 18th birthday is in a few days time. Behind, Alan Techer and Edgar Pons were fighting for second place when they went down, leaving the way clear for another pair - Miroslav Popov (CZE-Suter) and Steven Odendaal – to continue the struggle. When they also crashed out, fortunately without serious consequences, Florian Alt found himself in the second position he had started out from on the grid, and which he held to the end. After beginning eighth on the grid, Xavi Vierge (SPA-TECH3), moved up to take the last slot on the podium. In Superstock 600 the quickest rider was once again Ferrán Casas.

Kenny Noyes (USA, Kawasaki) refused to let anyone unsettle him in Superbike. In the first race of the morning, demonstrating a clear superiority over his rivals from the outset, the PL Racing rider took a well-deserved first place. Carmelo Morales (SPA-Kawasaki) put in a great performance, starting from fourth position on the grid, but quickly moving up to second, and keeping up the pace to the finish line. Iván Silva (SPA-BMW) and Santi Barragán (SPA-Kawasaki) disputed third place, which was finally taken by the Team Stratos rider, finishing just over six seconds up on his rival. The winning privateer was Raul García (SPA-BMW).

The second Superbike race turned out rather differently, with the intense heat playing a part. Just away from the lights, Carmelo Morales went down, taking him out of the competition. Robertino Pietri (VEN-Kawasaki) and Dani Rivas (SPA-BMW) led away, though Rivas fell on the sixth lap, and then Kenny Noyes moved into the lead and held it for three-quarters of the race. Joining him on the podium beneath the Stars and Stripes were Pietri and Silva, who complained about the set-up of his bike. The first privateer rider this time round was Eeki Kuparinen (FIN-BMW).

The next round of the FIM CEV Repsol will take place at Barcelona-Catalunya Circuit on 21st and 22nd June, where the fourth meeting of the season will be held, with riders competing in the Moto3, Moto2-Superstock 600, Superbike-SBK privateer and Kawasaki Z Cup categories.

You can enjoy the whole race again via VOD here.

We’d like to remind the press and teams that more photos of each FIM CEV Repsol race can be found in the photo gallery of the official website and the FTP accessible through this release.

You can find all the results and information concerning the Championship on its official website:

More, from a press release issued by FIM:

FIM CEV Repsol International Championship

Jerez de la Frontera (ESP) - Decision of the race direction

On Sunday 6 April, during the Superbike race, the rider #7 Dani RIVAS collided with another rider whilst passing him, causing him to crash. This is considered to be irresponsible riding causing danger to other competitors and is therefore an infringement of Article 1.21.2 of the FIM CEV Repsol International Championship Regulations.

A Race Direction hearing was held with the rider in attendance.

The decision of Race Direction is to impose the addition of two Penalty Points to the record of rider number 7 Dani Rivas, according to Article of the 2014 FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix Disciplinary and Arbitration Code.

No appeal was lodged.

The decision of Race Direction is final. 

More, from a press release issued by Kawasaki Palmeto Racing:

American Kenny Noyes (Kawasaki ZX10R) came into Motorland Aragon with no points and left as double winner and the new leader of the FIM CEV International Superbike Championship. It was a perfect weekend with pole position backed up by both wins and new race and fastest lap records.

In race one Noyes shot away from the pole and led all 15 laps to take his first win on a 1000cc SBK after four years riding Moto2 bikes at World and CEV level. His margin of victory in race one was just over 4 seconds from reigning class champion Carmelo Morales of Spain. Spaniard Santiago Baragan was a further 2 seconds back to complete an all-Kawasaki podium.

In race two run under much hotter conditions (track temperature was over 120 degrees), Noyes led the opening lap but was passed by his Venezuelan team mate Robertino Pietri on lap 2 and then by Dani Rivas (BMW S1000RR). Once he felt more confident with the front tire Kenny re-passed Riva and set about pulling back Pietri´s .3 second lead. Rivas crashed on lap 5 battling with eventual third-place finisher Ivan Silva (BMW S1000RR). Championship leader Morales was taken out by another rider in a wild first corner incident and was unable to return to the track.

Kenny passed Robertino on lap six but it took six laps build up a one-second lead. He went on to win by 3.5 seconds. With Morales out of action after his first-lap crash, Noyes went into the championship points lead with a five-point advantage over Morales and Silva with Pietri, who took his first CEV podium, moving up to fourth, just 6 points back.

For Noyes, who runs the Noyes Camp Dirt Track School at Motorland, it was a perfect weekend: pole, double wins and both race and lap records at the demanding 3.15 mile circuit. Next race takes place at Noyes´ favorite track, the Circuit of Catalunya, in two weeks.

Kenny Noyes: “After getting taken out at Jerez I thought it would take four or five races to work my way into the points lead, but this time the bad luck was for Carmelo (Morales). We´ve still got seven rounds to go but we´re right back in the fight and with a five-point lead. I had a very good feeling in the front in race one and was able to push from the start. I put my head down and read my board. The bike felt perfect and I was able to run the first seven laps in 52s and finish running 53s.

Race two was a lot harder. I decided, even though the temperature was 10-12 degrees higher, to stick with the package I had in race one because the front was giving a lot of feel, but on the opening laps with a fresh rear I was pushing the front and tucking it. I had to sit back and be patient when Robertino and Rivas passed Once I felt the grip go down a bit on the rear, I could push without tucking the front so much. Robertino was going real well and it wasn´t easy to get away.

It is really good for that Robertino is so fast this year because we trade data and that helps both of us. I was worried about this track because I had only raced here on a Moto2 and that´s completely different than a Superbike. Now we go to a couple of tracks where I have always been fast: Catalunya and Albacete. Since this is now an International Championship I got to stand on top of the podium for the US National Anthem twice. That made the day even better!”


Race 1: 1. Noyes (USA/Kawasaki); 2. Morales (Spain/Kawasaki), 3. Baragan (Spain/Kawasaki), 4. Silva (Spain/BMW) 5. Pietri (Venezuela/Kawasaki)

Race 2: 1. Noyes; 2. Pietri; 3. Silva; 4 Ferrer (Spain/Kawasaki); 5. Kuparinen (Finland/BMW)

Pole: Noyes 1´52.713

Fastest Lap: Noyes (Race 1) 1´52.635 (record)

Championship Standings After 3 Rounds

1.Noyes (USA) 50 (2 wins)

2.Morales (Spain) 45 (1 win)

3.Silva (Spain) 45

4.Pietri (Venezuela) 44

5.Baragan (Spain) 43

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