Ryuichi Kiyonari says he's over his race problems from the MCE British Superbike season opener at Donington Park and is fully-prepared to kick-start his 2015 campaign.

Last year's BSB runner-up suffered a dismal race weekend at the Leicestershire track after initially setting the pace in free practice on his Buildbase BMW S1000RR. The Japanese rider secured pole position for race one but struggled in the race, finishing a lowly 14th. In an attempt to make amends in race two the three-time BSB champion overdid it and crashed out on lap five.

Kiyonari has assured Buildbase BMW his race issues are behind him and will be targeting the top step of the podium at Brands Hatch this weekend.

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"I'm not very happy with the races at Donington, especially after practice and qualifying," Kiyonari said. "What I can take away from that weekend is I felt the problem went away in the second race and I could have challenged, but it was a little bit too much, too fast and I crashed.

"The machine and the team are very good and have a lot of potential. I'm looking forward to Brands Hatch and I am confident we can challenge, hopefully for the win. I always want to win."

Kiyonari's difficult opener was almost a case of history repeating itself, after he endured a disappointing 2014 curtain raiser. Last year the Brands Hatch Indy circuit hosted round one, where Kiyonari could only manage 16th and 4th place finishes.

This season the Indy circuit acts as the second round of the BSB championship with Kiyonari trialling championship leader Shane Byrne by 43 points.