Noyes Gets Kawasaki Ride

Press Release | February 24, 2009

The following is from Kenny Noyes’ publicist…American Kenny Noyes has signed a contract with the Spanish Kawasaki importers and will ride for the Madrid-based Palmeto Kawasaki team on a Michelin-shod ZX-10R in the 2009 in the premier Spanish CEV Extreme Championship. The team is owned by Pedro Parajua, a top Spanish roadracer with Kawasaki in the seventies.Over the last two seasons riding, for Motorrad Suzuki, Kenny has climbed from ninth in the series in 2007 to fourth in 2008, winning the final race of the year and snapping a four-race Laglisse Yamaha one-two domination that saw eventual Spanish Champion Carmelo Morales and runner-up Javier del Amor taking first and second in four consecutive races before Noyes win at Jerez de la Fonterra in November.Kenny, an American citizen born in Spain to American parents, was raised in the Guadarama mountain village of Miraflores de la Sierra, only 30 miles from the Spanish capital, said, “It was difficult to leave the Motorrad Team. Manual Alonso believed in me and I’ll always be grateful. This is the first time I have signed directly with an importer’s official team. We will have a full test program both pre-season and during the year. Whenever I look at photos or TV footage of the last season I keep seeing that green Kawasaki in the same shot and usually yarding me down the long straights. I can’t wait to ride it. “Noyes is also hoping to ride three or four AMA events when the Spanish series takes its long summer break. “The team and Kawasaki have been understanding about this and I am grateful. I am free to ride Mid-Ohio, Topeka, VIR and New Jersey and still get back for the final four races on the CEV. Last year I did two events AMA for Barry GilesenanĀ“s Celtic Racing and was top ten in Superbike riding a Superstock so Barry and I are talking about putting something together this year for this new American Superbike or Daytona SportBike. My focus has to be the Spanish 1000cc Extreme series, but my goal is still AMA Superbike or World Superbike.”Palmeto Kawasaki will take part in Michelin two-day tests at Valencia and Albacete on March 3 and 4, and on March 16 and 17, and will then return to both tracks for additional two day team tests before the Spanish CEV season opens at Albacete on April 19th.

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