Kenny Noyes finished third in the second edition of Superprestigio Dirt Track in a thrilling Superfinal. AMA Grand National winner Jared Mees finished second behind the world champion Marc Marquez.
This time the stadium was nearly full with more than 9,000 very appreciative and loud fans. In the Superfinal, Márquez and Mees were slowed by a turn 1 tangle but eventually hunted down leader Noyes, with Márquez taking the win. Unable to find a way past Márquez, Mees was second, and Noyes, for the second time in a row, was third.
Among the distinguished roadracers who took part in the event were six present or former world champions, all three current Grand Prix champions, Marc Márquez (MotoGP), Tito Rabat (Moto2), and Marc’s younger brother Alex Márquez (Moto3), plus the three-time World Superbike champion, Australian Troy Bayliss.
Third for the second time in a row, Noyes said, “That’s just the second dirt-track race I’ve ridden since 2000, so I can’t complain, but now I think we know what we have to do to the Kawasaki to have a shot at winning this thing the third time around. It has been such an incredible Season. And this Event has had massive media coverage. I’m very grateful to RPM Racing. I want to return next year and achieve the victory because today these two guys were just so fast! I ‘ve had very little time to practice in my new bike, so for next year I’ll be ready!”.