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Moto2: Kenny Noyes gets JiR seat for Aragon

Spanish CEV Superbike title contender Kenny Noyes to make Moto2 return at Aragon.
Kenny Noyes will make a Moto2 grand prix return at Aragon this weekend, as the latest stand-in rider for the JiR team.

With Tetsuta Nagashima sidelined due to his Silverstone injuries, the team fielded local rider Federico Caricasulo on its TSR chassis at Misano, before signing up Noyes for Aragon.

Noyes, son of Moto Journalist Dennis Noyes, was a full time Moto2 racer during 2010 and 2011, claiming a pole position at Le Mans and best race finish of fifth. The 35-year-old American then returned to the Spanish CEV series and is currently just four points off the Superbike title lead, having taken three wins this year - including a double victory at Aragon.

"This opportunity came as a complete surprise,” Noyes said. “It will be fun to get back out there on a Moto2 machine and see how it feels after a year and a half on a Superbike.

“Motorland is a tough technical track but I won my last two races there so I think we can have a good race if I can get used to the Moto2 again quickly. I want to thank JiR for the ride and Kawasaki Palmeto for giving me permission to do a one off ride on a bike that isn't green!"

JiR team principal Gianluca Montiron added: “Kenny already has experience in the Moto2 class and now he's challenging for the title in the Spanish Superbike Championship. We welcome his experience, as he knows well the track and the competition level of the Moto2 class.

“Let's give him a chance to enjoy the MotoGP weekend and the time to adapt to the competitiveness of moto2 with Dunlop tyres once again. We give special thanks to Kenny for his trust in us and for the courtesy of his CEV team Palmeto PL racing and Kawasaki.

“For the coming extra European races we are monitoring the physical condition of our official rider Tetsuta Nagashima hoping he'll be able to come back for his home GP and for the conclusion of the championship.”

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