UPDATE: Ryuichi Kiyonari misses morning warm-up, but is still keen to make it out for the races at Brands Hatch.

Ryuichi Kiyonari says he will attempt to compete if he has been given the all-clear by medical staff after British Superbike title rival Shane Byrne failed to take advantage of his absence in the first race at Brands Hatch.

The Japanese rider's hopes of a fourth BSB title looked to be left in tatters when a crash in FP3 left him nursing a displaced fracture of the collarbone.

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With Kiyonari forced to miss the first of three races at least, Byrne looked set to build on his 12 point advantage, only to crash out of second place to leave the pair static in the overall standings.

With honours even, Kiyonari says he is determined to get back on track in morning warm-up as he attempts to keep his title hopes alive.

"I am not giving up yet because I can't, I have to try. I watched live timing today and now I am going to go to bed early and get up early and then visit the medical centre in the morning and try in warm up."

Reflecting on the crash itself, the Buildbase BMW rider was distraught to suffer an injury at this stage in the season.

"I still can't believe what has happened. The crash happened so fast and I wasn't pushing too hard, but the data said that I had more acceleration than the lap before. I just think 'why now' and I am disappointed because we have worked hard to fight for the