Buildbase BMW's Ryuichi Kiyonari was unable to conceal his disappointment after missing out on victory in the second MCE British Superbike Showdown race at Assen.

Kiyonari led across the line on each of the 18 laps, but title rival Shane Byrne waited until the last moment before making his move at the chicane on the final lap to clinch victory.

However, Japanese star Kiyonari, battling with Byrne for a record fourth BSB crown, has cut Byrne's championship lead to 12 points ahead of the final two rounds after the Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki rider came off in the wet first race, crashing out of third place.

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"In race two I tried so hard for the win, so I am disappointed we didn't beat Shakey. There was a lot of pressure especially in the beginning and I was too slow at the start of the race compared to the pace we had in free practice," Kiyonari said.

"Then at the end of the race my lap times were getting better and better. The last five laps I thought I will try a bit more and push even harder and then maybe we can have a win, but Shakey tried to pass me and I thought, 'oh no he is coming', so I tried harder and I made a mistake on the last lap.

"Shakey passed me in the last chicane and there was nothing I could do. I want to win again at Silverstone now."

Kiyonari also finished as the runner-up in the first race behind Tyco Suzuki's Josh Waters.