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CEV: Noyes wins, Morales takes title.

Kenny Noyes took his first victory in the 1000cc CEV Buckler Formula Extreme Championship, Spain's premier class, at Jerez de la Frontera on Sunday.

The Spanish-born American, riding for Motorrad Suzuki of Madrid, made his move during the final laps passing L'Oreal Laglisse Yamaha riders, Javier del Amor and eventual series champion, Carmelo Morales.

Noyes led the opening laps, but was relegated to second when Morales came by on lap 5 and then to third when del Amor did the same on lap 7.

"We knew the rear was going to start sliding early," explained Kenny. "For some reason the Yamaha can get more out of the rear, but we spent most of qualifying setting the bike up to work when the bike got loose. I was having some really long slides, a really scary one at the left-hander before the stadium section, but I was able to stay close. Then I saw what I was hoping for…del Amor and Carmelo were starting to slide with about five to go and they were coming back to me.

"I got by del Amor on the brakes for the final corner and started pushing hard to catch Morales. When I caught him I almost ran into the back of him a couple of times…my drive with the bike sliding was better than his, so I knew I needed to pass him and show him that it was no use…that I had him. He's done that to me a couple of times. I can't remember where I passed him…but once I was in front I lit it up a couple of times on the fast right-handers back of the pits…like to say, “Do you really want some of this?”

"I mean, I knew he was fighting for the title with del Amor and Cardoso, so I knew he'd think twice before trying to stick a wheel in. I knew I had him covered today."

Morales, by winning, extended his final points total to 130, taking his first Spanish National title by 14 points over his team-mate del Amor, who was third, and by 23 over former champion Jose Luis Cardoso (Blussens BQR Suzuki), who had traction problems all weekend and finished only ninth in the final.

Morales agreed with Kenny's summation. "The way Kenny's Suzuki was sliding and driving out of the corners today, I don't think I could have done much. Fortunately for us we didn't need to win to take the title. We have been fighting for this for a long time and I want to thank my team and my family for their support."

Noyes, this season, made wild-card appearances in three other championships; winning his only ride in the European GSR-R 1000 Suzuki Cup, finishing second (with Bernat Martinez) in the Spanish round of the World Endurance Championship (Six Hours of Albacete) and even scoring two top ten finishes in AMA Superbike riding a Celtic Racing GSX-R 1000 Superstock bike for Irishman Barry Gilesnen.



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Dennis Noyes

November 21, 2008 2:55 PM

You reach me as I am about to head off into the morning mountains on the Thruxton with open pipes to wake up coyotes out here in the San Diego county badlands...and you are telling me news I have avoided in my first week of not-reading-the-webs-or-mags vacation. My first reaction is that Toseland will make better use of resources at this stage of their careers than Colin who, I regret to admit, seems to go fast until he signs. William Faulkner once wrote of someone, a Snopes I believe, that "he would be a good man if somebody had a double-barrel shotgun pointed at the center of his forehead every damn day of his life!" Thus, Colin´s riding at contract time. Where is all this written?

Dennis Noyes - Unregistered

November 20, 2008 12:28 PM

Wish we could have gotten in the BSB. We sure tried but Kenny hadn´t won anything except a Prp Singles Dirt Track Championship in the USA. The Spanish Series is pretty strong...not just in the 125 class which is really so good that most riders there at least those in the points could run in the GP points. Maybe the best thing about the CEV is the level of the tracks...And watch out for some really impressive lap times at the up-coming Jerez MotoGP tests. The place has had a new surface and now is fast, fast, fast...and no bumps.



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