Samsung Honda's Ryuichi Kiyonari clinched his first podium finishes this season as the Japanese rider earned a brace of third place results at Knockhill in Scotland.

Kiyonari has been out of sorts upon his return to the MCE British Superbike Championship this season but his points hauls yesterday has put him within six points of the Showdown places.

The triple BSB champion, who was back on the rostrum for the first time since 2010, said: "To take this double podium is very good, but now I want better results next time out.

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"For sure I'm very happy and now I hope for more results and I will be trying to do my best to go faster as I want wins.

"I will keep trying to improve my performance in every round to build on these results," he added.

"It'll be difficult but I will work hard with the team.

"I feel much happier and I have to thank the team."