Kenny began his racing career on dirt when he was 15. By 2000 Kenny had turned “pro-expert” and set out to contend in the Nationals. To the amazement of national riders, teams and fans, Noyes won the Pro-Singles National Championship in his rookie year. On unknown tracks and up against the best racers in the nation he achieved an amazing nine podiums and three wins taking home the title in what turned out to be an unforgettable year.
After winning the National Pro-Singles title an opportunity materialized to race in the Spanish National Road Racing Championship (CEV) with Honda BQR, a World Championship team that also has a national division. With no experience on the pavement, 2000 and 2001 where learning years for Kenny as he worked on adapting his aggressive dirt track style to the technical Spanish road courses and discovering the secrets of tire selection and set up.
In 2003 Kenny was on the podium six out of seven races in the Motociclismo Superseries Championship winning three and bringing home the championship. In 2004 he concentrated on Spain's premiere category, the 1000cc Formula Extreme class, and also tried his hand at endurance racing. His progress from year to year has brought him into the select group of top Spanish riders ending the 2007 season by leading the final round for half of the race and finishing fourth after a racelong battle among the top 6 riders.
In 2008 Noyes scored himself a win in the 750 Suzuki cup, a second position in the World Endurance Championship 6 Hours of Albacete, and a third in the first round of the CEV. In 2009 with eight years of road racing experience Kenny continues to build and improve but it is also clear that he is now ready to take another step up in his racing career.
2010 saw Kenny in Moto2 alongside fellow countryman Joan Olive for Antonio Banderas' Jack & Jones Racing. With two top finishes of 7th at Jerez and Catalunya, Noyes finished 23rd overall which was good enough to score him a ride in 2011 for Avintia-STX.
Kenny Noyes #9 - Avintia - STX
Born: Barcelon, Spain
Kenny Noyes 2011 Moto2 Results
Avintia - STX
Announced as a new 4-stroke MotoGP World Championship class in 2010, Moto2 replaced the 250cc category. Moto2 is intended to be a prestigious yet cost-effective accompaniment to the premier class of MotoGP. Some of the key characteristics of this category of Grand Prix racing are a single engine supplier and a single tyre supplier. Honda Racing Corporation was chosen as the engine supplier, while Dunlop, currently present in the 125cc World Championships provide the tyres.
Moto2 technical specifications - in a nutshell
Powered by a one-make 600cc 4-stroke engine, producing around 150hp, the Moto2 class will continue the 250cc series' pursuit of developmental excellence with the running of a prototype chassis -free from limitation.
No production bike parts will be permitted for the frame, swing arm, fuel tank, seat or cowling, meaning that these aspects of the machine will be left to the manufacturer and designers' discretion.
Electronic systems will be more limited than those previously permitted in 250cc, which had seen select factories bringing in traction control in recent years. Moto2 rules will allow for data loggers, ECU and timing transponders supplied by the organiser, with a maximum total cost of the ECU's components set at 650 euros. No other electronic control, nor datalogging systems, will be present on the bikes.
Experience the excitement of the season 2 of Moto2 Racing as Kenny Noyes rides to capture the first Moto2 Championship crown.