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Ryuichi Kiyonari
Bennetts Suzuki
Rider Profile
Born Thursday, September 23, 1982
Lives Saitama, Japan
Nickname Kiyo
BSB Stats
First Race Silverstone 2004
Races 217
Wins 50 Poles 18
Best Results  Triple BSB champion
2016 Thoughts
This is a new challenge for me – a new team, a different bike and I think this is what I needed for next year. I have spoken a lot with Martin [Halsall] and some of the team members and I am really excited for the first test, the first event and the first race. "I have only raced a Suzuki at the Eight Hour and it was a good bike, so I am excited about our first test. The Suzuki is a really good package and the bike has similar characteristics to what I have raced with other manufactures in the past. I know it won’t be easy because it never is, but the team is strong and we want to be on the podium and win races. “I am training really hard here [in Japan] and when you have a bad year like last season it makes me more determined to change it. I want to come back and fight again. I think this change will help me to do that so I need to thank Martin and the team. Racing is my life and I am really happy to stay in BSB next season.”
BSB Results

MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship

Round 1 - Donington Park GP114--
Round 2 - Brands Hatch Indy344-
Round 3 - Oulton Park45--
Round 4 - Snetterton 3001819--
Round 5 - Knockhill5-4-
Round 6 - Brands Hatch GP81618-
Round 7 - Thruxton22-17-
Round 8 - Cadwell Park2014--
Round 9 - Oulton Park1715129
Round 10 - Assen----
Round 11 - Silverstone GP17-16-
Round 12 - Brands Hatch GP----

Career History

British Superbike Championship (20th)


British Superbike Championship (2nd)


British Superbike Championship (6th)


Asian Road Race Championship (1st)


British Superbike Championship (6th)
Suzuka Eight Hour race (1st)

2010 British Superbike Championship (1st)
2009 World Superbike Championship (11th)
2008 World Superbike Championship (9th)
Suzuka Eight Hour race (1st)
2007 British Superbike Championship (1st)
2006 British Superbike Championship (1st)
2005 British Superbike Championship (5th)
2004 British Superbike Championship (6th)