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Noyes fifth at final Moto2 test

Kenny Noyes will start his first grand prix season having been one of the stars of the new Moto2 World Championship during winter testing.

The American, who arrives in the 250cc replacement class from being a front-runner in the Spanish Formula Extreme championship, was arguably the surprise of the first two official tests - claiming second (Valencia) and third (Jerez) overall.

Noyes then slipped down the order slightly to fifth overall at last weekend's final official test at Jerez - but with good reason; he was riding with a hairline fracture in his right hand after his Honda 450 training bike seized and threw him over the highside a week before.

Indeed, Noyes required four pain killing shots in his right hand on Monday's final day - and only completed 15 laps - but still set his best of the test, just 0.362sec behind fastest man Claudio Corti.

To underline just how impressive that effort was, team-mate Joan Olive - who has nine seasons of 125/250cc grand prix racing under his belt and is the only other Promoharris rider in the Moto2 field - was just 36th fastest at the test.

“We have to be satisfied with the results of the three days,” said Noyes. “We have the Jack & Jones by Antonio Banderas Pro-Harris working well and we know how it reacts now to slight adjustments.

“Sure, I'd be happier if we left here with the fastest time, but I wasn't able to push as hard as I would have if I had been 100%. We didn't even put in a soft tyre, so we know we have more in reserve.

“The hand was OK on Friday, but a little worse on Saturday and so on Sunday I just went over the Clinica, got some shots and went for it. I was planning to go out again on a soft tyre, but the painkiller wore off early and we decided to load up.

“We are ready to race now and this class is shaping up like I thought with more and more guys getting faster and faster every time out.”

Doctors at the Clinica Mobile have assured Noyes that he will be completely recovered for the Qatar Moto2 season opener on April 9-11.



Tagged as: Jerez , 250cc , moto2 , Qatar , Kenny Noyes

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