BSB » HM Plant Honda, Kiyonari to part ways

The Japanese rider has endured a poor 2011 season having won the BSB title with HM Plant Honda in 2006, 2007 and 2010.

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whynot - Unregistered

October 11, 2011 8:36 AM

yeah def no suprise there, its a shame he hasnt got his head right as we all know he can be bloody quick, but time for some newmaybe young blood in there i reckon

good luck kiyo

thth - Unregistered

October 11, 2011 9:44 AM

Kiyo having a bad time , but what a champion and nice guy he is .Hope someone will take him on , iron out his issues and get him back to the front where he belongs .He is still young and hope he stays .Whatever he does I wish him and his young family the best for their future !

HRC - Unregistered

October 11, 2011 10:16 AM

Im glad someone can be honest in their opinion of why they didnt perform this season. No complaints about the team, bike or any other circumstances. He just said it was to do with him. Respect. Hope he gets everything sorted for next year and hes still in the Honda family. Maybe Tyco or WFR will hopefully get him in the fold. When Kiyos on form, hes untouchable.

whynot - Unregistered

October 11, 2011 10:22 AM

haha borat are you karl harris

i think gowland could be on there shopping list, he should be! maybe get brookes back or laverty,kirkham! be interesting as i think they might need 2 new riders especially if birdy gets shakey to join him

cruachan - Unregistered

October 11, 2011 10:28 AM

Shame to end it like this for Kiyo and HM Plant who've had so much success, but he's clearly not had his head in the game this year.

Other than Brookes (if he decides to leave HM Plant) I can see James Ellison (very quick on the SMT Bike this weekend) or maybe Peter Hickman getting the HM Plant ride. Depends also on HM Plant's budget for next year.

Caroline Barker - Unregistered

October 11, 2011 10:36 AM

Like mot comments posted - this was not a shock - its bad luck on Kiyo's part but his head and possibly heart just wasn't in it this year.
As much as I like Karl Harris, I dont feel he deserves this ride - like others I think James Ellison should top the list followed by Hickman.


October 11, 2011 11:25 AM

Beltran should phone Elias on the off chance, you never know, both Hopper and Guiters saw it as a viable option. Failing that, Alex Lowes, James Ellison or Ben Wilson. I just feel that Alex Lowes has great speed and potential and if he can be put under Shakey's wing he might be able to cure his wild tendencies.

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