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Triple podium puts Kiyonari in front

Ryuichi Kiyonari puts himself in a good position to a win a third British Superbike title as he moves into the lead of the 2010 standings at Brands Hatch.
Ryuichi Kiyonari has taken the lead of the MCE British Superbike standings for the first time this season after securing a trio of podium finishes at Brands Hatch.

Although he lost out to Tom Sykes in Sunday's two races, following up on his third place finish in the wet first encounter, Kiyonari was not joined on the podium by key rivals Tommy Hill and Josh Brookes.

As such, he has not only moved seven points ahead in the overall standings, his three extra podium credits means he is well placed to start the forthcoming title showdown on a better starting point.

"The first race was difficult and I was pushing hard but I didn't know what the limit was after the wet race," the HM Plant Honda rider said. "The second was a good, hard last race for me but I am happy that I was able to finish on the podium again with a second place.

“I could follow Tom but we were faster in different parts of the track, so it was difficult to make a pass on him. Every lap I was following him trying to work out if I could get by but I just couldn't make it. I am happy as I have found a good setting this weekend with my mechanics and we are feeling very confident of another good round at Cadwell Park.

“I was really motivated to have three strong races and we have been on the podium three times so I am pleased to have the championship lead now but there are still races to go before the end of the season.”



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Ryuichi Kiyonari - HM Plant Honda [pic credit: Jamie Morris]
Ryuichi Kiyonari - HM Plant Honda [pic credit: Ian Hopgood]
Ryuichi Kiyonari - HM Plant Honda [pic credit: Ian Hopgood]
Ryuichi Kiyonari - HM Plant Honda [pic credit: Jamie Morris]
James Ellison on the Lloyds British GBmoto Kawasaki
Buildbase BMW`S Ryuichi Kiyonari at Brands Hatch
Ryuichi Kiyonari - Buildbase BMW [pic credit: Ian Hopgood]
Dan Linfoot - Quatto Plant Kawasaki [pic credit: Ian Hopgood]
Ryuichi Kiyonari - Buildbase BMW [pic credit: Ian Hopgood Photography]
Ryuichi Kiyonari - Buildbase BMW [pic credit: Ian Hopgood Photography]
Keith Farmer - PR Kawasaki [pic credit: British Superbikes]
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James Ellison on the Lloyds British GBmoto Kawasaki
Lloyds British GBmoto Kawasaki rider Chris Walker
Ryuichi Kiyonari - Buildbase BMW
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Chris Walker - Lloyds British GBmoto Kawasaki
Chris Walker - Lloyds British GBmoto Kawasaki

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Kiyo Rulz - Unregistered

August 09, 2010 2:43 PM

Well done Kiyo! I really hope that he can win his 3rd BSB title this year. I think that whether he finishes 1st or 3rd this year, he would definitely be eligible for a Moto2 ride next year. I would like to see him in Moto2, I think he could do well there. I don't know how old he is but one day I think he deserves a GP ride. Moto2 would be the best way to reach that.



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