BSB » BSB Oulton Park: Kiyonari 'can't solve problems'

'I will never give up and I have to keep on trying because something might change' - Ryuichi Kiyonari

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Ivor Bueb - Unregistered

May 10, 2013 8:26 PM

I've always been a big fan of Kiyo but I do think if he can't turn it around this season he should pack in BSB and retire or go race closer to Japan.

Shame, I think he is one of the most gifted riders to grace our tracks.

T - Unregistered

May 10, 2013 10:29 PM

That tv interview was very unprofessional, very awkward to see a rider put on the spot. I'm sure they wouldn't treat a Brit like that.

MD - Unregistered

May 11, 2013 9:45 AM

Not really sure why anyone id surprised he's struggling...

He was useless last time he was in BSB on a Fireblade and he's useless now!!

The only thing that's surprising is how many people seemed to think he would be competitive when the evidence was right there that he wouldn't be!!


This man is a waste of a good bike that should be being used to develop British talent, and needs to retire from motorcycle racing before he embarrasses himself any further as he clearly no longer enjoys it.

David field - Unregistered

May 12, 2013 3:56 PM

As the most successful Japanese rider in the history of bsb riding for Honda, the pressure he is under must be huge. I feel sorry for him. He's clearly not happy and we can only speculate on how he ended up back in the UK after a dreadful 2011 campaign. Quitting is not something the Japanese do because loss of face is a big disgrace in their society.
He will probably soldier on till the end of the season then return home.

Andrew - Unregistered

May 16, 2013 4:02 PM

There has been all this money spent on filming the hype between between Byrne and Kiyo - you know who will four-times champion - for what ?

Luckily for the Honda team - Lowes is doing a cracking job. Must be looking to the world stage next year.

Sick Cylinder - Unregistered

May 16, 2013 8:16 PM

What I find so odd about Kiyo is that normally as a rider gets more experienced they get better at setting up a bike and at handling the pressure that comes with being a pro rider - in Kiyos case he seems to get worse.

Very sad, but the time has come to leave BSB and perhaps race in the Asian championship again or in JSB or retire completely.

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