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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onyabike - Unregistered

October 11, 2011 2:51 PM

not getting into petty arguements was just saying 'my opinion' on brookes and ellison in terms of their riding style!!!!

and i actually agree with you i honestly think wfr will challenge for the title next few years they have only been involved in bsb a 3/4 years? on and off and won the evo,supersport and superstock titles! they are a very professional team by the looks of it

stephen dennis - Unregistered

October 11, 2011 4:10 PM

Sad news for kiyo but was a long time coming only one person deserves this ride
Peter hickman has shown great speed this year on a decent bike would go well in the
Works team and would deg fight for title.

morini - Unregistered

October 11, 2011 4:54 PM

Thought this was a kiyo site all this talk of who will or who wont makes me laugh,Kiyos luck has run out at last.If they put all the riders who are mentioned on a honda,it would look like a one make series.

Long live the king!!! - Unregistered

October 11, 2011 7:10 PM

@ rk well said i am a huge kiyo fan aswell,and always will be what ever his future has i will be there watching with intrest.

I Have to say this year has been at times very painful to watch. It will take a team manager a lot of trust to sign kiyo for next year on the back of this one, but it could be a huge gamble if the do as the might get the kiyo of oulton park last year and smash everyone to pieces.

For next year i think kiyo will go back to japan ( i wish that he doesnt but if it sorts him out then fairs fair) or do something like the world endurance with honda legends? He has always done well at the 8 hours on a track he visits once a year. But above all i hope kiyo does something next year that he enjoys this year he looks like hes been p:553d with everything.

Long live the king #1

Wolfy35

October 11, 2011 7:42 PM

Think I would have been more surprised if HM had resigned Kiyo.

Would be nice to see the Kiyo we are used to again but if you have seen him this season when interviewed on TV you get the impression his heart is no longer in racing. Maybe he needs to return to racing in Japan to be near his family who knows.

borat - Unregistered

October 11, 2011 10:43 PM

Peter Hickman for the ride? Jeez the guy's a veritable giant, he makes Camier look like Marc Marquez!!

Anyway, 27 disagrees for my Karl Mason comment, thanks people, I love you all!!! Ha ha etc.........

Ivor Bueb - Unregistered

October 12, 2011 9:48 AM

Sad day. Can't blame HM Plant.

On a good day he has been unbeatable on a superbike.

I'd hoped after his success in the 8hrs he might come back on form...

Oh well, best of luck Kiyo.

Sick Cylinder - Unregistered

October 12, 2011 1:43 PM

I doubt that Kiyo would have signed even if HM Plant had offerred him a contract - he hasn't looked as if he wanted to be in BSB all year - and who can blame him - he has a young family back in Japan - he has won BSB three times and has nothing left to prove in BSB.

If he continues racing I am sure it will be in Japan. good luck, all the best and thanks for the memories Kiyo!

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