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Kiyonari prepares for 'home race'

Kiyonari targets his first win fo the season at Cadwell Park, while HM Plant Honda team-mate Joshua Brookes prepares for his first BSB race there.
Ryuichi Kiyonari heads to his adopted home event for this latest round of the MCE British Superbike Championship determined to break his victory duck.

The Japanese rider has shown flashes of the form that made him a double champion back in 2006 and 2007, but it yet to stand on top of the podium this year.

Nonetheless, a return to Cadwell Park prompts Kiyonari to admits his 'motivation is slightly different' because it acts as a home race for both himself and the HM Plant Honda team.

“I have not won so far this season, and also this is the only circuit on which I have not won a BSB race, so I want to change this,” he said. “I am excited about these races and I think my motivation is slightly different because it is my home round as I live nearby and also this is an important race for the team for the same reason.”

His team-mate Josh Brookes, meanwhile, is a winner this season following his triumph at Thruxton, but this will be the first time he has raced at Cadwell Park.

“I am pretty excited about the Mountain as I have a good understanding on jumping from all the years I have done motocross, so I am ready to put on a good show for the fans,” explained the Aussie who has returned from a break back home.

“The time between rounds back home has reset my mind again and I don't think I could have prepared any better for this round as I have been able to do some really hard training. I am on a bit of a high, and mentally and physically I am stronger.



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Ryuichi Kiyonari - HM Plant Honda [pic credit: Ian Hopgood]
Ryuichi Kiyonari, HM Plant Honda, 2010 British Superbike Championship, Thruxton [pic credit: Ian Hopgood Photography]
BSB paddock glamour [pic credit: Ian Hopgood Photography]
Stuart Easton (Swan Honda) leads Ryuichi Kiyonari (HM Plant Honda), Thruxton, 2010 [pic credit: Ian Hopgood Photography]
Ryuichi Kiyonari - HM Plant Honda [pic credit: Neil Bury]
Ryuichi Kiyonari - HM Plant Honda [pic credit: Ian Hopgood]
Luke Mossey, Quattro Plant Kawasaki [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Dan Linfoot, Honda Racing [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Luke Mossey, Quattro Plant Kawasaki [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Ryuichi Kiyonari, Smiths BMW [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Dan Linfoot, Honda Racing [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Jason O`Halloran, Honda Racing [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Luke Mossey, Quattro Plant Kawasaki [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Jason O`Halloran, Honda Racing [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Jason O`Halloran, Honda Racing [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Dan Linfoot, Honda Racing [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Race action, Kiyonari, BSB [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Ryuichi Kiyonari, Smiths BMW [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]

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Bike Race Guru - Unregistered

May 19, 2010 5:43 PM

One thing that won't suprise me at Cadwell and that will be if Josh Brookes looses a chain on the mountain..All those spectacular shots of him getting "big air" in testing..Fine for showboating but he must make his technicians spew every time he does it.. Tommy Hill still the man to beat round there IMHO..Will be nice to see if Easton can go well after the tumble he took there..Kiyo is a bit hit and miss at the moment..But watch out for those Irish boys..Laverty and Laverty with their tails up from Oulton..Seeley after his win at the Northwest..Lowry with another few weeks on the Yamaha..Can't wait setting off Friday for the full weekends experience..



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