Ryuichi Kiyonari is preparing to go all out for more MCE British Superbike glory after claiming pole position for the penultimate Showdown round at Silverstone.

The Buildbase BMW rider was dominant in Q3 as he took the top spot from main rival Shane 'Shakey' Byrne and is now focused on reducing the Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki rider's 12-point advantage at the Northamptonshire circuit.

Kiyonari said: "After the crash this morning I was very disappointed as I just wanted to be consistent. The first lap I high-sided and the machine didn't look too damaged but the team had to work hard for qualifying.

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"I was then thinking about qualifying and we felt better in Q1, which was hard as the conditions were changing, but I had a good feeling. The machine felt good and I am feeling very happy to be on pole position.

"I am going to try hard tomorrow to win, like we did in Assen, and I hope we can stay in front."

Kiyonari and Byrne are bidding to become the first rider to win the BSB title for a record fourth time in a thrilling duel labelled as the 'War for Four'.