Kenny Noyes was forced to retire from today’s Moto2 race at Motorland Aragon, following a crash in morning warm-up and a brake issue during the race.
The 35-year-old had a crash in the morning session which – while not rendering him unconscious – did leave the American rider with issues during the race. This and a further rear brake problem led the rider to make the sensible decision to pull in during the Moto2 race after just 15 laps.
In the race, Maverick Vinales took the win from series leader Esteve Rabat and Johann Zarco. Thomas Luthi was fourth and Franco Morbidelli fifth.
Kenny Noyes, Teluru team JiR Webike’s rider: fastest lap 1m 58.468s
“In the race we did our best with the rain dance! Thanks to everyone for that. In warm-up we felt good in the rain but then a highside on the fastest corner on the track led to me landing on my head. After that things felt kinda blurry but before the race everything was better but I still had a little blurry vision then we had a rear brake failure, so with the head and rear brake issue it was best and safest to bring it in. It has been a tough weekend but this is a great team - one of the most professional teams I have ever worked for! I wanted to carry on, really I did, but both problems combined meant it was safer and better to bring it into the pits.”
Motorland Aragon, Aragon Grand Prix, Moto 2 results
1) Maverick VINALES – 40’16.321s
2) Esteve RABAT + 1.285s
3) Johann ZARCO + 4.876s
4) Thomas LUTHI + 5.033s
5) Franco MORBIDELLI + 5.960s
DNF) Kenny Noyes: 15 laps
World Championship after Aragon GP:
1. Esteve RABAT – 278
2. Mika KALLIO – 245
3. Maverick VINALES – 204
4. Dominique AEGERTER – 143
5. Thomas LUTHI – 116