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.