Ryuichi Kiyonari has vowed to return to the British Superbike podium at Knockhill following a dramatic dip in form over the last two events.

The reigning champion began the season with HM Plant Honda fairly well, but problems with set-up at Croft and Thruxton would see him score just seven points from four races. By contrast, team-mate Shane Byrne managed 66 points during that period.

Despite the results, Kiyonari remains well in contention for a top six placing for the title shootout, the Japanese rider just three points adrift in seventh.

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Even so, Kiyonari insists he is only satisfied when he is up at the front and will be doing his utmost to get back to winning ways at Knockhill.

"The last two rounds have been disappointing for me and I haven't had the results that we need for the championship. At Knockhill I need to come back and be fighting with Shakey and the other riders so we can be back in the top six which is so important. I have said before I am not happy unless I am winning or on the podium, so we need to find a good setting in practice and qualifying so I can push again in the race."