One veteran American rider has a new ride in Europe, while a young Yank is zeroing in on a jump to a global series next season.
Veteran Kenny Noyes has joined Team Suzuki Speed Racing in the CEV Stock Extreme Championship in Spain. Noyes, from Borrego Springs, Calif., started the year with Team Laglisse in the Moto2 division of the CEV, one of the most competitive domestic series in the world.
Noyes, 34, will race the final three races of the season, Nov. 17 at Valencia and a double-header Nov. 24 at Jerez. He raced in the Stock Extreme class from 2002-09 in the CEV, with a win in 2008 and 2009. Noyes raced in Moto2 in 2010 and 2011 before returning to Moto2 in the CEV last season, when he finished third in the championship.
Noyes underwent surgery in Bulgaria this summer and rehabbed in the land of the vampires as well.
PJ Jacobsen appears ready to jump from British Superbike to World Supersport next season after testing Tuesday at Jerez on a Mahi Kawasaki. Russian squad Yakhnich, which guided Brit Sam Lowes to the World Supersport title this season, also reportedly is interested in Jacobsen, 20.
Jacobsen, from Montgomery, N.Y., finished ninth in the BSB this season for Tyco Suzuki. His best finish was second in the second race at Assen.