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Kenny Noyes looking forward to his Moto2 challenge

Kenny Noyes looking forward to his Moto2 challenge

The sole American rider on the 2010 intermediate category grid is preparing for his debut on the World Championship stage with the Jack&Jones by A. Banderas team.

Kenny Noyes, the 29 year-old Barcelona-born American rider, is realising a lifelong ambition in 2010 by competing in the World Championship. After learning his trade in dirt track in the US and in the CEV Buckler (Spanish National Championship) Noyes will ride for the Jack&Jones by A. Banderas team, managed by Dani Devahive and with Joan Olivé as his team-mate.

“Yes it’s true I’m the only American on the grid, I thought there would be a few more, but I have the chance to do well and bring great satisfaction to motorcycling fans from my country who will be supporting,” Noyes told motogp.com.

“I am an American rider who has spent a lot of time in Spain and I have competed for many Spanish teams. I have competed in the CEV Buckler for nine years and know Spanish racing very well. On the other hand, my origins were in America. I competed in dirt track there and won the pro-singles national championship, and that has equipped me well as a kind of Moto2 of dirt track. After that I decided on a change of speed and saw the CEV Buckler as a fantastic championship to learn from scratch, so I returned to Spain. In any case it’s a good mix.”

There will be an international flavour in Noyes’ new garage, with two Swedes, an Englishman and several Catalans working alongside him. Noyes is enthusiastic at this opportunity and will work with his new team on his bike at the test at the Circuit de Catalunya next week.

“This is what I’ve been working towards since I started racing professionally,” said Noyes. “It’s a dream come true. I’m approaching it with lots of enthusiasm and I know there is a lot to learn. I think I’m more prepared than ever. For the team it’s also their first year in the World Championship so they have the same desire as me.”

“Until we complete this first test and the official ones after, we cannot make any predictions,” continued Noyes. “For us there are many new things. I haven’t competed with these riders before and I only know five of the circuits on the calendar. There will be a lot to learn this year although Ben Spies demonstrated last year that you can win when learning.”

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Moto2, 2010, Jack & Jones by A.Banderas

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