Three-time British Superbike champion Ryuichi Kiyonari will miss the tenth round of the 2015 MCE British Superbike championship at Assen due to an injury suffered in a 'flat-track incident' earlier in the week.

The Buildbase BMW team confirmed the Japanese rider would not be making the trip to the Netherlands this weekend to give him time to recover before the final two rounds of the season.

With Kiyonari missing out on the Showdown at Oulton Park the rider has little to play for during the remainder of 2015, and the team confirmed when he does return he will focus on work for the 2016 season.

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"It's a shame Kiyo won't be with us this weekend, he rode exceptionally well here last year and made real progress at Oulton too," Buildbase BMW team manager Steve Hicken said. "However, it's not worth him riding and risking further injury so we have decided it is best for him to stay at home and recover before coming back for the final two rounds."

Buildbase BMW also confirmed it wouldn't be running a replacement rider at such short notice and instead opt for a two rider set-up, with Richard Cooper and Lee Jackson representing the team at Assen.

The details of Kiyonari's injury haven't been confirmed but Hicken is confident his rider will be fighting fit for Silverstone in just over two weeks.