Ryuichi Kiyonari is basking in the glory of yet another British Superbike Championship title as three wins at Oulton Park proved more than enough to wrap up a third crown.
The Japanese racer entered the final weekend of the season third in the standings, but masterful performances in each of the races were testament to his experience in pressured title shootout circumstances.
While he was helped somewhat by Tommy Hill's failure to finish during the second race of the weekend, Kiyonari focused on exactly what he needed to do to ensure a third title, the 2006 and 2007 champion eventually emerging 24 points clear overall.
An important win for Kiyonari, who returned to British Superbikes after a two-year spell on the World Superbike stage, he was full of praise for the HM Plant Honda team.
"Saturday's race was awesome and the first race on Sunday was good for me but I was feeling more nervous ahead of the last race as I felt that the pressure was on me and that I had more to lose. It was a good race and I wanted to win so badly.
“The second race I was pushing hard as I knew that the others needed the win, but it feels a relief now as the win was enough to be champion again. It has been a big fight all season and all the other riders haven't made it easy for me all year. It has been tough and there have been good and bad moments but now I can relax.
“The championship means as much to me as the others and I have to thank everyone for their support and the team for their hard work."